Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 3 Number 38 “It’s Gonna Be a Great Day”
October 7, 2020
I’m reading through Karen’s Bible study journal today, and specifically I’m looking at an entry for August 21, 2012. This isn’t a ladies’ seminar or retreat in which she was speaking. This is a topic through which she was reading and studying for her own personal Bible study. She was thinking of her life as a stranger or sojourner here in this world.
The verse she read: “But none of these things move me, neither county I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24).
Karen wrote: When the society is wicked, I need to remember that I am a stranger and sojourner. I need to remember:
My position. “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul” (1 Peter 2:11).
My purpose. “That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world: holding forth the word of life…” (Philippians 2:15-16a).
My privilege. “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ…” (2 Corinthians 5:20).
My prohibition. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in Him” (1 John 2:15).
I need to dare to be different because I am a stranger and sojourner here. Yes, it is sunny (with a smiley face) and it’s gonna be a great day!
Michael’s observation: It was my privilege to live with this Godly lady for nearly forty-six years. She wasn’t perfect, but she truly lived for the Lord and wanted to count for Him. Bless her heart! If she thought society was wicked in 2012, I just wonder what she would write in her Bible study journal today. “Even so come, Lord Jesus!”