Saturday, May 7, 2016


II Thess. 1:11 And so we keep on praying for you, that our God will make you worthy of the life to which he called you. And we pray that God, by his power, will fulfill all your good intentions and faithful deeds.

Are you worthy of eternal life? In order to be worthy of eternal life, we must be living holy lives. We must be striving to stay away from sinning against God. We must be living to the best of our ability by the Word of God. We must not cater to sin and those who live in it. We must be living always in a state of readiness for Christ's return.

Notice that it is God who makes us worthy. It is the work of God in us that makes us fit for heaven. The Holy Spirit is constantly molding and shaping us into a people after God's own heart. It is the Spirit who is constantly teaching us new things to apply to our lives to make us more holy. It is God's expectation of us to be holy and He is working to make it happen as long as we let Him. However, He will not make us into who we have no desire of being. We must love Him enough to want to be a holy people and we must trust in His work to make it happen.

It behooves us to pray and ask the Lord to do His work in us. Our greatest need is to be holy before God. Without holiness, we shall not see God. We must be open to the Lord having His way with us. Our sinful nature wants to resist the changes God needs to make in us. We must pray faithfully and sincerely that we will let the Lord have His way with us. We will then find that what we intend to do and what we do will line up with God's will and be pleasing and holy before Him.

He has the power to make us worthy of life in Christ. The question is, "Will we let Him?"

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