Temporary Paradise
2 Peter 3:10b-11 (NLT) ...and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgement. Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live...
It serves us well to mindful not to allow ourselves to be sold into the idea that we ought to live in paradise while we’re here in the earth. That is not a part of our divine purpose. Yes, we can live good and abundant lives. But with that comes some trials and tribulations that we do not have the ability to close ourselves away from – that is – if we’re serving on the Winning Team. Quite honestly, there are those who believe they have created a paradise for themselves. It’s temporary. When we consider the amount of security they must have around them to enjoy it – is that really ‘paradise’? Let’s not get sidetracked from going to the Eternal Paradise where our Lord and Savior reigns. Rise each day to love others to Christ, serve others to Christ, and tell others about Christ so that when the appointed time of Christ’s return arrives, we can go with Him and truly live in paradise -permanently.