The Christian life is simple, but it is not easy. God’s directions to us are not complicated or unclear, but we often encounter hard things. Following Christ is not like floating on an inner tube down a lazy river. In fact, drifting can be dangerous. The Christian life requires attentiveness and diligence, perseverance and faith. It is challenging and rewarding in the very best and truest sense.
We sometimes forget that we are the ones responsible for “how we are doing” in the Lord. Consider these verses (20-21) in Jude:
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”
Notice our responsibility here. We are to build ourselves up in our faith. We are to keep ourselves in the love of God. Read More