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‘Don’t Settle For Less’ by @0rode #LAFruits Devotional

June: SANCTIFIED FOR FRUITFULNESS
Reading: Psalm 111, 2 Peter 1

@thelafamily June 26

 

Don’t Settle For Less

And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;
2 Peter 1:19

Ever bought an imitation, lower quality version of an item of worth? Then regretted the purchase once its ‘fakeness’ is spotted or it breaks within a few months? In our haste we were willing to compromise and not wait until we can afford the original. Consider the morning star as that rare, original and most valuable item. Jesus promises to share his crown (morning star) with anyone who keeps His commandments (works), (Rev. 2:25-28). It is a gift made available to anyone who displays an absolute faithfulness, and perseverance despite temptations.

This promise of our glorious future in Christ is worth the wait and should not be compromised. Waiting is a mark of maturity, and Peter’s 2nd letter is a call for us to grow, and mature, in faith. The temptation to compromise and attain what appears ‘true’ is definitely one to which we are all susceptible. But there is great value in waiting and without the word of God to light our path we will stumble. Perhaps falling into pathways from which we may never be able to find our way out.

We want to be fruitful to God and for the morning star to rise in our hearts, it will take determination, understanding and appreciation of its worth. Therefore our faith should grow and mature whenever we read the word. In doing so we confirm the ‘prophetic word’ – the gospel of Christ.

LEARN and APPLY: We cannot ignore that waiting on a ‘prophetic word’ requires patience. But we can sustain a steadfast wait on the Lord through diligence, virtue, self-control, knowledge, perseverance, brotherly kindness, and love (2 Pet. 1:5-11).

Pray: Father, I want to have a greater understanding of your commandments so my life is rooted in truth and righteousness. Let my heart be a place where the morning star can rise, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Written by Orode Faka of @thelafamily