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What a sweet blessing it is to know the promise of scripture that Christ will return. Though many of us continue in this life as though it is not really going to happen. Yet when we hold dear to that sweet promise that God has revealed to us through his word we are strengthened with it’s anticipation and the hope of his return purifies us.
2)Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3) And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
They are very different; the life that is lived as though Christ will never return, and the life that is lived in the hope of His coming.
Think of a loved one who is away for years becoming a war hero. How silly would it be if there were no preparation for his return?
Therefore christian, ever be preparing your hearts and may we eagerly await his coming, knowing that this life and all it’s trials now are but temporary. But when our savior returns all things will be forever.
May we ever live in preparation of his return and may God ever be our portion.