— The Preaching and Teaching Ministry of Kevin A. Pierpont

Don’t be the same person you were last year

I’m still in that mode that has me thinking about the things I want to work on during the year 2003. I suppose many of us feel as I do; that there is a lot of room for improvement in my life (yes I know, you agree, I need to make improvements in my life). That’s why I found Chuck Swindoll’s thoughts on the lists of Moses (Exodus 20:3-17) and Peter (2 Peter 1:5-8) so helpful in today’s devotional at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Look at Peter’s list…

  • Be a diligent person.
  • Don’t waver in your faith.
  • Be known for uncompromising moral excellence.
  • Enlarge your reservoir of knowledge; keep learning. Stay balanced; guard against extremes.
  • Persevere.
  • Make sure your godliness is free of hypocrisy.
  • Treat others tactfully, graciously.
  • Let your Christian love flow, let it flow, let it flow.

Swindoll says…

“If you take these lists seriously, two things are certain: 1) You won’t be the same person you were last year, and 2) You certainly won’t get bored.”

“Without God, life is a monotonous repetition of weeks, months, seasons, years, decades, and generations.”

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