Bible Ballistics: “BBs”
As we continue with the physical side of being “ready” as well as the spiritual side, we’ll consider the 2nd of our 5 D’s: Debt, Diligence, Discernment, Decency, and Dependence. Dilignece.
DILIGENCE– “Careful and persistent work or effort”.
To be “ready” for Jesus’ return, we must be careful in our walk and persistent in our loyalty and obedience to God each day.
Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life..”
Our heart is the seat of our emotions, our desires and our life. If you don’t guard your heart, no one else will. It takes continual “work or effort” to truly guard your heart. Do it –it will determine your present and future!!!
Peter tells us how we can keep our hearts right with God and others in
2 Peter 1:4-6, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;”
And Jude 1:3 says,
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”
So? Here’s our shot for the day—????? Be ready-be diligent to walk God’s way so when He comes you’ll be unashamed. Grow in the 6 things Peter names.
So? Keep looking up and live like He’s coming today—He could!!! And remember—Debt free & Diligent.