“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18)
For some years now, two things that have always been on my heart are the Commandments of God and how they are spoken.
Whether it was the Gospel writers repeating what Jesus said, or the New Testament Epistle writers, every commandment given was given in a way that the writer expected the reader to start putting these things into practice now.
Jesus never says that He wants you to do something, but He’ll give you a few months, because He knows you’re a babe in Christ. No! When Jesus says something, that’s it; and He means for you to start doing it right away.
The old saying says that when you know better, you do better! We make too many excuses for other people, and even ourselves, by saying that he or she is not at a certain level on their Christian journey.
I understand that it’s a growth process, but growing starts right now. Peter says to “grow,” and the word is given with expectation of us growing now.
People go to extreme lengths with their marketing strategies in order to get you to buy their product. One of the most successful companies, Nike, has kept their strategy and slogan very simple by saying, “Just Do It.”
This is the attitude we need to adopt as Christians concerning doing God’s will; as we study to be quiet, do our own business, work with our own hands, and to show ourselves approved unto God (1 Thessalonians 4:11; 2 Timothy 2:15).
Let’s not only be hearers of God’s Word, but doers as well.
“Just Do It!”