Sat, August 18, 2018
I John 2:28 – And now, dear children, continue in Him, so that when He appears we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming.
We are diligent with our work, family responsibilities, educational development, and so much more; let us be diligent with our faith. With all the pressures of life it is easy for us to adjust our schedules and miss church, skip a Bible study series, forget morning or evening devotions, or pass on small group attendance for a season. It becomes easier and easier to miss these faith-building focuses and become consumed by lesser goals. John admonishes us to continue in Him so that our spiritual growth will continue. “Then we will be ready for Him when He appears, ready to receive Him with open arms, with no cause for red-faced guilt or lame excuses when He arrives” (The Message). Get into an active study of God’s Word!