“Seeing then that all these things [heavens and earth] shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation [lifestyle] and godliness” (2 Peter 3:11).

At a time when the world in general lives by its own rules and wits and adheres to ‘situational ethics,’ how does a follower of Jesus Christ conduct his/her life?  Do we adjust our personal lifestyle to fit the “times” or do we steadfastly pursue the mind of Christ as a guide?

Hebrews states that the “just shall live by faith” (Hebrews 10:38).  Some just have faith in “faith” with no basis of what faith is.  We don’t blindly follow faith.  The Lord does not leave us dangling on unknown principles, but He explicitly gives us the foundation of our trust.  His Word makes clear how we shall live.  “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith…” (Romans 1:17).  Here faith is defined by Strong as persuasion or credence as in moral conviction of religious truth.


When we are convinced of the truth of the righteousness of God and know it is faithful and true, “How then shall we live” in this world surrounded by “politically-correct error”?

We base our very eternal soul’s safety on faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as the only secure foundation that will stand the test of time and eternity.

How then shall we live?

We have been freely forgiven, so we forgive others with that freedom.

We are loved by One who gave His life that we can live, so we love others to bring them into His life.

We received undeserved mercy that grace may fill our lives, so we extend mercy to those who also are outside the boundary of deserving it so they can experience grace.

Though we did nothing to merit compassion, Jesus looked lovingly from the cross toward our day; so we use that compassion to see past the harshness of those who haven’t learned it yet.

When we didn’t have strength to save ourselves, God for Jesus’ sake rescued us; so we keep our lifeline ready to toss to those who will drown in discouragement and sin without our help. 

How then shall we live?

We shall live as those who have the promise of seeing our Lord personally and basking in His presence for all of eternity.  No effort we make is excessive when we consider the benefits now and the blessings throughout eternal ages.

How then shall we live?

We shall live as if our eternity depends on how we live today, because it does!

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

~~Delores Adams~~


Originally Published on Mary’s “Wings of Faith” June 2010

Mary Mizrany had to close her website due to failing health.

God bless Mary!

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