by Pastor Ken
Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good. Abstain from every form of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
Today’s verse sums up in a ‘nutshell’ what we must do in order to be ready to meet Jesus face to face when He returns for the final judgment.
Test all things: Distinguish truth from lies according to the Word of God (1 Thessalonians 5:19, 20).
Hold firmly that which is good. After you discern what is true and good according to God’s Word, hold on to what is good despite countless temptations to let it go.
Abstain from every form of evil (verse 23). Stay away from anything contrary to what God calls good.
May the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely (verse 23). Let God make you pure and holy by giving Him your heart, soul, and mind.
None of us knows when Jesus is coming again, but if you are always ready, it won’t matter. When you live in readiness, the day of His return is a day to anticipate rather than dread. My hope is that you will allow this app, Daily Bible Inspirations, to help you get ready for the day!
Prayer: Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and make me willing to obey You (Psalm 51:11-12). In Jesus name, I pray, amen.