Having been called to be a missionary, David Livingstone was required to appear before an organization for their endorsement and support. While being questioned about his call, he was asked, “Where are you willing to go?”
“Anywhere,” he answered, “as long as it’s forward!”
In concluding his second letter, Peter wrote, “But grow in the special favor and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” By his life and in his writings, Peter emphasized the importance of growth in the life and service of Christians. No matter how well we may believe we know God or how mature we may think that we are in our spiritual development, there is always space to “move forward.”
We live in a world that is hostile to the things of God. There is little doubt that many would be pleased if they could make God completely invisible.
Because of the spirit of antagonism toward God, we must be aware of the battles that are going on around us and, sometimes even within us.
The world will always challenge our faith. The only way to make certain that we are moving forward is to spend time each day with God.
Prayer: May we realize, Lord, the importance of drawing closer to You each day so that we are always prepared to stand for truth and righteousness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.