This afternoon we’ll begin a new series titled, ‘Called to Life’, from the New Testament book of 2 Peter.
Digging into the fact that there are competing versions out there of what ‘life’ actually is. The world says life is to make every effort, to be comfortable, to have pleasure or to make every effort to be successful in our work life or family life or to make every effort to be secure and in control or in the seat of power.
Instead we read in 2 Peter 1:5-7, this is life:
‘…make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.’
Why is the life that the Bible calls us to, at points so different to the other versions of life we are attracted to?
2 Peter tells us it’s because the world we live in is corrupted by evil desires. The only thing that will allow us to see what’s really going on clearly is the knowledge given to us in Jesus Christ. To hear and heed the call of life, that come to us from Him and in Him. Actually the life Christ calls us to is the life we really want anyway.
So come along over the next three weeks, as we work our way through that series.