Devotion for the Fifth Day of Christmas

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you. ~ Titus 2:11-15

Jesus has come. He walked on the earth and lived among and like his fellow Jews in a world ruled by the Romans 2000 years ago. He will come again with glory, and His Word tells us to live sensibly, righteously, and godly now as we wait for His glorious return. May we live the way He wants and look toward His coming with blessed hope. 

Lord God, Your timetable is different from our timetable. You have given us 2000+ years to prepare for Jesus’s coming, but we don’t always live like we’re expecting Him any minute. Forgive me, Lord, when I fall, lift me up, and guide me to live in Your will. Fill me with hope and anticipation for that great day when Jesus will appear in the clouds. Maranatha, Lord Jesus! Come quickly! Amen

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