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God Delivers the Righteous

God Delivers the Righteous | KingdomNomics.comMemorize and Meditate

So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.” (2 Peter 2:9, NLT)

Soak your Heart

This interesting passage comes after Peter’s account of how the Lord delivered Noah and Lot from what would appear to be impossible circumstances. Both lived in “evil times,” with their respective peer groups living lives totally inconsistent with the plan of God for mankind.

However, God delivered each of them, with their families, in his way and timing. Noah had a close walk with the Lord and he obeyed the Lord’s instructions regarding building the ark. Then, in God’s timing, Noah moved his family and the animals into the ark. God shut the door, releasing the waters from the deep that flooded the earth.

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Understanding God’s Will

2 Timothy 2.21 | KingdomNomicsScripture: Ephesians 5:17, NIV

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (Ephesians 5:17, NIV)

We need to know what the will of God is in order to make sure we’re living in harmony with his plan. We know the time is short. The stakes are high, with eternity staring us in the face. Are we working to convert the perishable elements of our lives into the imperishable values of the kingdom of God?

God needs us to be clean vessels so he can live and work through us:

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality.” (1 Thessalonians 4:3, ESV)

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.” (2 Timothy 2:21, ESV)

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Shine Like the Sun

The righteous will shine like the sun | KingdomNomicsScripture: Colossians 3:3

“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (NIV)

I once heard a preacher say, “Whatever you have will blow off on the way up or burn up on the way down.” There is truth in that statement. When you die and go to heaven, the cares and things of this world will have no impact whatsoever. That should make a big impact on us!

The Psalmist realized this when he wrote, “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:25–26, NIV)

Our inheritance is Jesus Christ. Someday we will be just like him. “As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.” (Psalm 17:15, NIV)

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Be a Vessel of Christ

sailor on pleasure boat at wheel of boatScripture: Psalm 71:16

I will go in the strength of the Lord God; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.” (NKJV)

As we navigate our way through this world, we need to remember that we are mere vessels. We are carrying precious cargo: the message of Christ to declare to a lost and dying world. Our mission is to proclaim his story, not our own story.

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