FDD07 Be Dilligent


This entry is part 10 of 27 in the series Fifty Days of Desperation

Noah and Timothy had something in common. Can you see it?

In Genesis 6 God determined to destroy the earth and all its inhabitants, Noah found Grace.  He was given 120 years to build a massive boat capable of surviving the storm.  The 1:1 model in Kentucky was enough to convince me of how much work this must have been.  Even given 120 years it would require diligence to work out his salvation.

Obedience it seems, is not work to be done with a light hand.

Timothy was commanded to diligence in 2 Tim 2:15

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15, NASB95)

To what end was he to be diligent? To handle the word properly.  To what end that? The salvation of his hearers.  The end of verse 19 is that people “abstain from wickedness.” In a word: Repentance.

As we turn and seek after the Lord to find His next plan for Fame Evangelical Church we too must be diligent to repent, and when the plan is revealed diligent to obey.  When the Lord begins to speak we do not have the luxury of obeying with a light hand.

Lord we cry out to you with repentance over deeds of disobedience and rebellion, and we seek for your wisdom.  Fit us in this for diligent labor to obey your direction, and to humbly yet eagerly walk in obedience.

Amen.

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