Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. (2 Peter 3:14-18)
Today’s Morsel: One of the things about spirit growth is that you have to be willing to say “no” to the world and “yes” to Christ. You can’t say “no” to the world until you are willing to say “yes” to Christ. Nancy Reagan, in her campaign to say no to drugs said to just say, “NO”. But just saying “No” doesn’t get you off drugs or deliver you from any other sin. You have to be willing to say “yes” to Christ before you can say “no” to sin. When we say “yes” to Christ, and commit completely to Him and His will, it has a built in “no” mechanism to the world so that we can grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Sing: Yes, Lord! Yes, Lord! Yes, Yes, Lord! Yes, Lord! Yes, Lord! Yes, Yes, Lord! Amen.
Thought For Today: A yes spirit to Christ has a built in no mechanism. (Brian Kinsey)