Don’t let life rob you of true life. Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” The abundant life He came to give does not consist of full schedules of worldly activities, workaholic lifestyles to achieve temporal success, endless pursuits of fleshly pleasures, and the futility of seeking satisfaction, contentment, and purpose in anything or anyone outside of Christ Himself. The abundant life Jesus provides is of a spiritual nature to be known only by living the spiritual priorities of knowing Him and serving others. And this abundant life is motivated and empowered by His incredible love (John 10:10).
This Lord’s Day evening we continue our study on humility by looking at practical ways God builds in our lives and the responsibility we have to cooperate with Him by obeying the command “humble yourselves”.
In this section of our journey through 1 Peter, the Apostle is reminding us that the end all things is near and thus points to Jesus returning. Such thinking provides clear direction on how to live in the world but not being of the world as we eagerly wait for His coming.