“Why the rather, brothers, give the diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall: For so an entrance shall have ministered to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:10, 11.
In consideration of the shortness of time we as a people should watch and pray, and in no case allow ourselves to be diverted from the solemn work of preparation for the great event before us. Because the time is apparently extended, many have become careless and indifferent in regard to their words and actions. They do not realize their danger and do not see and understand the mercy of our God in lengthening their probation, that they may have time to form characters for the future, immortal life. Every moment is of the highest value. Time is granted them, not to be employed in studying their own ease and becoming dwellers on the earth, but to be used in the work of overcoming every defect in their own characters and in helping others, by example and personal effort, to see the beauty of holiness. God has a people upon the earth who in faith and holy hope are tracking down the roll of fast-fulfilling prophecy and are seeking to purify their souls by obeying the truth that they may not be found without the wedding garment when Christ shall appear. –Testimony Treasures, vol. 1, p. 503.
Question to think about:
Do I solemnly work for my personal preparation for the soon coming of Christ?
What kind of characters do we need to receive immortal life?
Are we helping others, by our example and personal efforts, to see the beauty of holiness?