2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
The Bible talks of Jesus presenting to His Father God, a Bride without spot or wrinkle. Unblemished. Many of us look at our lives and ask how can this be? I know that within me there are what could be considered spots and wrinkles. Well, if it were only about just you, or just me there would be a problem. However, this is not speaking of personal sanctification only. It is Bridal Sanctification. You are part of the Bride of Christ if you know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and you are made righteous in Him. This is not only personal perfection, but also Bridal Perfection as well.
Does this give you the liberty to live any way you want to? YES. IT DOES. The question that must be asked is, how then do you WANT to live? There are rewards awaiting the Bride in heaven. There are also rewards here and now for a life lived for Christ today. Yet, if you want to live like the world, act like the world, look like the world, you are more than likely of the world. Nevertheless, the Bible tells of rewards for you too. However, they are not particularly good rewards. Today’s verse calls them the rewards of unrighteousness. Oh yes… and none of these rewards will not be found in Heaven either..
Do not play games with God. He knows if you are for real, or just pretending. He knows, and you know. In addition, the Bible is written so we all can know. 1 John 5:13 says, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 21-22 / Psalm 129 / Proverbs 11 / 2 Peter
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 23-24 / John 14
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