The End is Near

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:7–11
The End is Near
            There is a saying which goes, “Live each day like it is your last.” What is meant by this is that make the most of your time and be grateful for all you have been given. Be kind to others and make amends where needed, and don’t live a life of selfishness. In these verses, St. Peter is reminding us of this. Though we may not know the number of days we are given we do know that one day will be our last. Either we will die, or Jesus will return. This gives us a sense of clarity in our lives as Christians. It allows for self-control by turning from sin through prayer and repentance. And in doing so we are able to love God and love our neighbor. We can be a blessing to others by reflecting God’s love. In turn, we develop a sense of hospitality towards all of God’s children, treating them with genuine kindness. This allows us the privilege of sharing God’s Word of salvation through Jesus by pointing them to His cross. And in doing so God is glorified through Jesus Christ, to Whom belongs all glory and dominion without end.
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