Where are you walking? In His Word 9-30-19

Dailies & In His Word ~

Are you walking in the counsel of the World or the Word?  There are many who think they are walking with godly counsels who have not truly paid attention to what the people are saying to them. They do not weigh the words with the Word but instead look at the way the people in the world are doing things.
They listen to false religions that tell them how they should act like everyone else instead of separating themselves from among them and being different.
As a Christian we need to sanctify ourselves and be pure before God. That is not to say we are perfect or that we are infallible but that we try to walk a life pleasing to God weighing the words we hear and instructions that we read or hear with the Word of God, our Bibles.
If we have cleansed ourselves by asking God to forgive us our trespasses, then we have a pure heart before God. To keep it that way we must me focused on doing what the Word of God tells us to do. Not just what we think is good for us, or right, as the world teaches.
After all the day is coming in which we will stand before the Lord, He has not slacked off but has the perfect timing selected in order to come again.
Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”  For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water,  by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.  But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:1-9
When God gives us a promise it is just that, something that He has said and He will do, in His time. Now our time is not His, we just read that, so we need to be patient with Him. We should not get the idea that we are to do the thing ourselves or push the issues but rather wait on the Lord; trust in the Lord and He will bring it to pass!

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  
Wait on the Lord;
be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord
! Psalm 27:13-14
For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LordThey shall inherit the earth. Psalm 37:9

Do not loose heart or wonder what is keeping God, my friend, remember to hide this portion of the Word in your heart that you may remember it when you are weak, and that you may be made strong, in Jesus’ name!

Heavenly Father, thank you for being there for us when we need you, and for Your promises to keep us and grow us, and strengthen us as we keep our hope and our trust in You to do so. Help us not to walk in our own path but where you have put us to walk. Help us to listen to the Words you have spoken into the hearts of man that He may write it out and speak it out to our ears and hearts, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Suggested Reading: 2 Peter 1: 1-21,  2 Peter 2: 1-22,  2 Peter 3:1-18