How important is a sure word from God! Without it, we struggle to find our way, we rely on shaky and sometimes spurious sources, and we never know if we are really on the right path. It is easy in such confusion to listen to human opinion and miss the clear leading of the Lord. In the closing section of 2 Peter 1, we are reminded of the only reliable source of truth: the Bible. We need this reminder, since so many these days claim to receive divine revelations from various sources—horoscopes, crystals, cards, dreams and visions, inner voices, signs and symbols, and feelings.
At least two things in life are desired by virtually everyone, especially Christians—to be useful and fruitful. Drifting through life in an aimless and unproductive manner is something all of us dread. Perhaps that’s one reason why a lingering illness is so hard to bear. One feels useless and unfruitful. This feeling often strikes the heart of prisoners, particularly those who are new believers. And the elderly frequently sense their value and effectiveness fading as the years roll by.
You can worry about everything, but the problem is worry keeps you from enjoying what you have. You can never fully enjoy all the good things in your life when you're preoccupied with gloom and doom.
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