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Be Totally Devoted

Those whom God dearly and tenderly loves, He will tell them their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten. He disciplines and instructs them. So, be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent (change your mind and attitude). Behold, He stands at the door and knocks, if you hear, listen to, and heed His voice and open the door, He will come in to you and will eat with you, and you will eat with Him (Revelation 3:19,20).

      And, ask this one thing of the Lord that you may dwell in the house of the Lord in His Presence all the days of your life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple (Psalm 27:4). For the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will vanish with a thunderous crash, and the elements of the universe will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.

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Be Totally Devoted to God

Since all these things are thus in the process of being dissolved, what kind of person ought you to be in the meanwhile is consecrated with holy behavior and devout in godly behavior. So, beloved, since you are expecting these things, be eager to be found by Him at His coming without spot or blemish and at peace (in serene confidence, free from fear and agitated passions and moral conflicts) (II Peter 3:10,11,14).

      With whatever gifts you have, use them. If your gift is prophecy, prophecy according to the proportion of your faith; if your gift is practical service, give yourself to serving; if you teach, teaching; if you encourage, encourage; if you contribute, do it in simplicity and liberality; if you give aid and superintend, do it with zeal and singleness of mind; if you do acts of mercy, do it with genuine cheerfulness and joyful eagerness. Let your love be sincere.

      May your love abound more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight that your love may display itself in greater depth, so that you may surely learn to sense what is vital and approve and prize what is excellent and of real value and that you may be untainted and pure and unerring and blameless, so that with a heart sincere and certain and unsullied, you may approach the day of Christ, not stumbling nor causing others to stumble. May you abound in and be filled with the fruits of righteousness (of right standing with God and right doing) through Jesus Christ, to the honor and praise to God (Philippians 1:9-11).


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