August 6, 2001
“Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble . . . .” (2 Peter 1: 10)
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Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Daystar,
What a marvelous promise we find in this week’s Scripture! We shall never fall!
But, like many of God’s promises, this one has a condition attached to it. That condition is that we remain diligent in the things of God.
What does it mean to be diligent? Accordin to Webster, diligent means “characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic application and effort.”
Do you apply yourself steadily, earnestly, and energetically to the things of God? Do you commune with Him every day, throughout the day, or are you simply a Sunday-morning Christian?
What would happen if you ate only one meal a week? You would probably grow very weak, very sick, and eventually die. Yet, many Christians eat only one spiritual meal a week and then expect to live victoriously. Precious Ones, this is simpy not possible!
If we are going to overcome all of Satan’s attacks against us, we must be diligent in seeking our Lord. We must make spending time with Him our highest priority. Nothing is more important! If we do this, everything else in our lives will fall into place (Matthew 6: 33).
Your sister in Christ,
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
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