The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. — 2 Timothy 4:18
Many Christians live this "hope-so" Christian life rather than a "know-so" Christian life. But Paul models a powerful "know-so" attitude here. He is confident the "Lord will rescue" him to the very end. But it's not a "know-so" arrogant, self-confident attitude. It's an attitude of assurance based on Biblical truth, God's promises, Jesus's resurrection that celebrates with godly confidence.
We need to remember that we, too, have this same assurance. Assurance of eternity, and it is not in question. But this never gives us the right to abuse the promise of eternity by acting unrighteous. Instead, it should fuel our passion for living obediently to the very end until God brings us safely into his heavenly kingdom.
And so this is why I live the way I live—all in for him who lived all in for me.
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PRAY THIS: God, thanks for giving me life everlasting!
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