Eternity – Part 1
Scripture Reading: 2 Peter 3:3-10
Key Verse: 2 Peter 3:8
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
Why fish? This is the question for the week. Why should we be so concerned about the people around us that don’t know God? The Apostle Peter speaks of eternity in today’s Key Verse. He reminds us that our boundaries of time are only for this life. In God’s world, “time” is not a factor and sets no boundaries. Peter pointed out: A day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day. In other words, the world beyond this life exists always in the present. We often say things like, “eternity goes on forever and forever.” That is true, but it really is only the present that exists; the “forever and forever” doesn’t really apply because that phrase is a reference to time. You and I are headed toward an existence where time will be no more. Our eternal souls will be with our Father in heaven or with the evil one in a place of torment.
Why fish? The answer is very simple if you believe the Bible’s description of life after this life. We must do our best to help people make their way to Jesus. We can’t push them, but we must invite them. Our God is at work in all people, everywhere, trying to woo them to Himself. The Bible says it is not God’s will that anyone would be lost (Matthew 18:14). Our will must match God’s will! (Continued)
Father, please help me live this day with the perspective of eternity in my mind. I want to represent you well. In Jesus’ name, amen.