“Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
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1 Peter 4:1-19 Bible in a Year:
AUDIO VERSIONTIME IS SHORT WE NEED TO LOVE WELLSometimes life freezes us in our steps, reminding us of how short time is and how relentlessly it is passing. When the lines in the mirror can not be denied anymore, you have to admit you are not as young as you once were.
“Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:9-10
This world we see and touch will not last forever. We are made for greater things. Eternal things, and so even as the sand of time pours away from beneath.
The end of all things is near and to follow Jesus is to live with expectation anticipating the day Jesus pulls back the veil of eternity and returns for His own.
We watch and pray so we will not be tangled up in the enemy’s schemes and get caught unprepared for Jesus’ coming, but in these last fleeting moments of history, the one most important thing Peter charges us to do is to love well.
Above all, love each other because love covers a multitude of sins. This is not a passive kind of love. Love is not always comfortable; it requires work, growth, and vulnerability.
It demands that we work through conflicts, live with differences, and find ways to love people who are not always like us. Love does not just express concern; it develops genuine affection and demonstrates it to others.
“But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:7-8
We must love one another well, creating our safe harbor in a dangerous world. We need to love each other, ready to embrace those outside of our community so we can invite them in. Because Jesus is coming, and too many are still unprepared.
Do you hear the ticking of the clock? Time is short, and Jesus is coming. Do you need Prayer? We are here to pray with you.
“Heavenly Father, as Your child, I want to be always ready to give an answer in love to those around me, sharing the hope of Your Word that is living in me. The world is providing all opportunities to walk the contrary, but I must keep focused on my life with You. Jesus is coming soon as we see so many signs You have said in Your Word. I want a heart and life ready for You to say “Well done, thou good and faithful servant. You are who I live for and want to please. Thank You, Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
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