Monday, April 28, 2008

Sharing the gospel - #7

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. 2 Peter 3:8-10

Peter writes this as an answer to his own hypothetical question in verse 4:
They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:4

Someday everything you see will be destroyed. Buildings, trees, cars, homes, schools, hospitals, even churches will all be destroyed. Are you saving up for a 58" plasma tv? Well, guess what? Gone. How about an iPhone? Yep ... gone. A new car, boat, clothes? Going, going, gone.

There is only one truly safe investment ... people ... friends, family, co-workers, complete strangers even. Sharing the gospel is the only gift you have to give that will last. It's the only thing you have to offer someone that won't ultimately be destroyed.

1 comment:

Daltonsbriefs said...

Chip,

I get about an hour with Mike and Pat every morning. We watch Fox News and talk about the world, probably my favorite time of day. This morning we used your post and the passage and mom's post to talk about things more important than possessions, politics, or our schedules. Thanks for the post

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