In order to live a purposeful, intentional life, there are specific things Scripture teaches you need to do. Regularly. God made people in His image. He crowned people “with glory and honor.” He made them to rule the earth. And He made people for Himself. Yes, God made you for Himself. He wants relationship with you. So – what kind of person should you be?
Peter recommends 4 things in Scripture:
- Engage in daily, wholesome thinking.
- Remember what you already know.
- Stay away from scoffers.
- Stay away from people who live for their own pleasure.
Peter reminds – the world was once destroyed by water. (People deliberately forget.) The world will one day be destroyed by fire. (People deliberately ignore.) Into this mix, Peter adds – Jesus will return and create a new heavens and earth. Wow.
So – why think about the end of things?