In Romans 13 we are told about the imminent return of Jesus, and given three warnings. We are to: “Wake up,” (11)! “Put on the armor of light” (12). “Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ,” (14).
“Wake up” and begin living the life God has planned for you. Stop repeating the same mistakes, making excuses, and being like the world. Wake up for our salvation draws neigh, and begin living a life filled with the glory of God. Wake up!
“Put on the armor of light,” or we are to clean up. We all are involved in things we know Jesus doesn’t want us doing. Do we really want Jesus, when he returns, to find us involved in something we are not supposed to be involved in? We are no longer children, though we are now children of God’s, so let’s once and for all make a decision to get those things out of our life that we know God wants gone. Clean up!
“Clothe yourself.” We are no longer children, we are an adults and adults clothe themselves, so it is time for us to grow up! Paul wrote, “When I was a child, I talked like a child. I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish way behind me.” Grow up!
God loves us with agape love, the greatest of all loves. He bids you to wake up, clean up, and grow up and experience the life he has intended for you to have.
Time to Listen,