Apparently there’s more.
More to be said about these twins. For one thing, there is no room for compromise. We are talking about a mustard seed and the glory of God’s Son. Something small requires our protection as well as God’s. Compromise effects our faith. Intentionally compromising with sin drags us away from the Light into a place of darkness. Faith needs to be in the Light to thrive.
Our Father does not allow for our sin to go unnoticed. The Accuser finds a place to throw his flaming darts. Through God’s gospel we learn how we should live as His child. Apostle Peter understood what it takes to have a good life, and have faith that sustains all the way to the end. That is what I want. Don’t you?
“To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.” (1 Peter 3:8-9 NASB)
We were called to be blessings. That is our calling! Why? So that we might “INHERIT A BLESSING, eternal life as God’s children.
The one who desires life, to love and see good days,
Must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
He must turn away from evil and do good;
He must seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous,
And His ears attend to their prayer,
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:10-12 NASB, Psalm 34)
The gospel message starts with the life, death and resurrection of our Lord. Those who believe in Jesus become witnesses to truth. His words are written on our hearts and placed in our minds. As it was in the beginning, God still creates with His word.