Daily Scripture Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:5 KJV
2 Thessalonians 3:5 KJV
(5) And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
Today’s Devotional Is STEPTING HEAVENWARD
REV_1:9 THE BELOVED disciple greets his friends as sharing in “tribulation, and the kingdom and patience Jesus Christ”. It is a beautiful combination. As if the royalties of Christian character were proportional to the part we have in the still waiting of our Lord. He waited patiently throughout eternity until the fullness came and His Incarnation occurred. He waited patiently in Nazareth for thirty years while preparing for his life-work. He returned triumphantly to the Father and sat at His right hand until His enemies became His footstool. In the hope of the end, He has waited patiently throughout the ages, waiting in anticipation for the day when all authority, power, and rule will be removed. He feels all the pain of the world. Every question about the righteousness or equity of God is felt by him. Because He sees the end and is certain that God will always be All in All, He bears it all with unfaltering patience. We are to follow this love and patience.
“Into the Love of God.” We make progress towards His Love every time we can affirm that God is Love, regardless of appearances; every moment we show that love to others even when our hearts are breaking; every time you say Yes to God and No to ourselves, we move forward into His Love. Believe in the love and goodness of God even when it seems dark. Believe that God is all-powerful, through all, and in all.
“Into the patience of Christ.” Let us be patient until all the trials and sorrows of this life are over. If we could find a sufficient explanation for our current situation, there would be one. Do not judge the past, but remain positive and calm. Your God will soon come. Let us, in the meantime, keep His patience and show the patience and faith of saints.
PRAYER for Today
Our wandering feet are being led, Lord Most Blessed, by Thee into the love of God, and into Thine infinite patience. We are sorry that we have been so impulsive and stubborn that we have complained about Thy slowness in answering prayers. Weep with the peace of Thine own heart. AMEN.