The Lord is speaking to my heart with urgency regarding these Bible scriptures in Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. DO NOT BE WISE IN YOUR OWN EYES; FEAR THE LORD AND SHUN EVIL. This is very urgent as the time is drawing near to the Return of Jesus and God only knows when He will return. As we study God’s Word, let us remember to seek God’s Wisdom and understanding of what He teaches our hearts. If we make our own opinion/interpretation, or listen to others opinions, then we will only be guided with lies from the devil. God’s Wisdom cannot compare to any human wisdom. Let us not be like the the mockers who claim it is taking too long for Jesus to return and therefore live selfishly. Those who are in Christ are a new creation, the former has died so that we may live. Do you fear God? Those who are in Christ Jesus need to fear the Lord which means reverence for who He is and knowing that He is All Powerful and With Loving Him as the Sovereign God. The Bible teaches us that we don’t need to fear man, or those who kill the body, but instead, we ought to fear the One who made us and if we reject Him will in the end put those who are against Him in the fiery furnace for all eternity. Please pray in the Name of Jesus to take heart deeply these Truths in the Word of God in Job 28:28 and Proverbs 2:1-10 And he said to man, ‘The fear of the Lord–that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.’ My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair–every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
THIS IS URGENT IN THE LORD AS THESE ARE THE LAST DAYS AND WE NEED TO LIVE FOR OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, NOT OURSELVES. 2 PETER 3:1-4, 9-18 DEAR FRIENDS, THIS IS NOW MY SECOND LETTER TO YOU, I HAVE WRITTEN BOTH OF THEM AS REMINDERS TO STIMULATE YOU TO WHOLESOME THINKING. I WANT YOU TO RECALL THE WORDS SPOKEN IN THE PAST BY THE HOLY PROPHETS AND THE COMMAND GIVEN BY OUR LORD AND SAVIOR THROUGH YOUR APOSTLES. FIRST OF ALL, YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT IN THE LAST DAYS SCOFFERS WILL COME, SCOFFING AND FOLLOWING THEIR OWN EVIL DESIRES. THEY WILL SAY, “WHERE IS THIS ‘COMING’ HE PROMISED? EVER SINCE OUR FATHERS DIED, EVERYTHING GOES ON AS IT HAS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF CREATION.” THE LORD IS NOT SLOW IN KEEPING HIS PROMISE, AS SOME UNDERSTAND SLOWNESS. HE IS PATIENT WITH YOU, NOT WANTING ANYONE TO PERISH, BUT EVERYONE TO COME TO REPENTANCE. BUT THE DAY OF THE LORD WILL COME LIKE A THIEF. THE HEAVENS WILL DISAPPEAR WITH A A ROAR; THE ELEMENTS WILL BE DESTROYED BY FIRE, AND THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING IN IT WILL BE LAID BARE.
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless, and at peace with him. BEAR IN MIND THAT OUR LORD’S PATIENCE MEANS SALVATION, JUST AS OUR DEAR BROTHER PAUL ALSO WROTE WITH YOU THE WISDOM THAT GOD GAVE HIM. HE WRITES THE SAME WAY IN ALL HIS LETTERS, SPEAKING IN THEM OF THESE MATTERS. HIS LETTERS CONTAIN SOME THINGS THAT ARE HARD TO UNDERSTAND, WHICH IGNORANT AND UNSTABLE PEOPLE DISTORT, AS THEY DO THE OTHER SCRIPTURES, TO THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION. THEREFORE, DEAR FRIENDS, SINCE YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS, BE ON YOUR GUARD SO THAT YOU MAY NOT BE CARRIED AWAY BY THE ERROR OF LAWLESS MEN AND FALL FROM YOUR SECURE POSITION. BUT GROW IN THE GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. TO HIM BE GLORY BOTH NOW AND FOREVER! AMEN.