Summary: Many believers now a days have no more time to worship and serve God because they are busy gaining material treasures and fame here on earth. The Lord gives us a strong warning and admonition that all these things will be dissolved
Title : ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE DISSOLVED
Text : 2 Peter 3:10-14 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2 Peter 3:11 [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness,2 Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Our life here on earth is full of labor and needs, we need food, shelter, clothing and education and there are times people cannot anymore distinguish between wants and needs. God knows our needs and He promised to supply all our needs but we have to seek first His will and His Kingdom. But it is a sad fact that a lot of believers now a days have no more time to worship and serve God because they are busy working to meet their needs and some gaining material treasures and fame here on earth. It is an evil thing and very displeasing to the Lord when our needs and wants ( ambitions ) in life become a hindrance to our service to the LORD. In our text this morning, the Lord through apostle Peter gives us a strong warning and admonition that all these things ( materials and physical ) maybe we have tried to labor and gain for years will be dissolved, Brethren, ponder upon this inevitable truth, the worldly treasures we gain by our earnest effort and sacrifices will be gone in a moment “and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up “. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, I believe it is wise then to abide in the following three important principles in life :
I. ANCHOR YOUR AFFECTION ON THINGS ABOVE
2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. As Christians, let us fill our minds and hearts with heavenly things, Let us not waste all our effort and time on those temporal material things that will not last, let us lay up for ourselves treasures in Heaven those heavenly things that are eternal which God has reserved in Heaven for them love and serve Him. Matthew 6:20 ; 2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. Believers in Christ are admonished not to love the material world 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.