God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Longing for Him

Read 2 Peter 3:1–18

Jesus spoke in a parable about ten virgins waiting for the bridegroom (Matthew 25:1–12). Five were wise and five were foolish. Each had lamps with oil, but the wise ones carried extra oil. The foolish virgins had to go and buy oil in the middle of the night to ready themselves for the bridegroom. However, he came while they were gone. When the foolish virgins returned, the bridegroom would not open the door. Instead, he told them he did not know them. Being unprepared for the return of Christ would be a great tragedy. Peter gave instructions for being ready:

So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him (2 Peter 3:14).

Those who look forward to Christ’s coming focus on living for Him. They value their relationship with Him, preparing daily for His return. How well are you prepared for Christ’s return?

Prayer Suggestion: Dear God, help me to long for Christ’s return and to value my relationship with You.

Quicklook: 2 Peter 3:14–18