DECEMBER 24

As the Apostle Peter teaches, believing God’s promises, which are recorded for us in His Promise Book, the Bible, results in our godliness and the lust of this world losing all of its luster (2 Peter 1:4). Like Peter, the Apostle John also taught that focusing our attention on God’s promises has a most purifying effect upon our living.

According to John, our hope of receiving God’s promises at Christ’s Second Coming should result in holy living (1 John 3:1-3). Why should a Christian, assured by the Bible of an eternal and incorruptible inheritance at Christ’s Second Coming, be distracted from Biblical living by temporal earthly things? Truly, if we really believe the Bible and its promises, we will live Biblically, finding all worldly allurement appalling rather than appealing.