• Godlessness in the Last Days

    Next week, we will go back and read chapter 2, which encourages the believer to be strong, but it encourages us to do so in light of what is to come in chapter 3, which is our focus for this week. Verse 2 Timothy 3:1 describes the “perilous times” that are to come in the last days, which are times that will be hard to deal with and difficult to bear. The irony written in this chapter is rather startling because it juxtaposes the hope the young Timothy gave us as believers in 2 Timothy 2. However, we should always, ALWAYS read Scripture in light of Scripture. Never reading one…

  • Living Before the World

    It’s important to read 1 Peter 2 in light of 1 Peter 1 which outlines that as a result of knowing everything that is true of us according to God, by your faith in the Gospel of Christ, and its effect on your identity, we become what 1 Peter 2 says we are. Go and read 1 Peter 1 before reading 1 Peter 2. I say that for 2 reasons: Chapter 2 starts with this particle: SO. Which compares to the use of “then, therefore, accordingly, consequently” in the Bible. These all suggest that we should continue reading in light of the aforementioned written word. When we don’t consider this…

  • Why I Stopped Focusing On Being Transparent

    I’ve had several of those days friends and I had designated to catch up, and fill each other in on all that our lives encompassed since last seeing each other. The conversations usually go well. We exchange stories that make us smile and frown. Stories that dishearten us and ones that give us great joy. Sometimes, we enjoy the company so much, we lose track of time. “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of…

  • Our Living Hope

    My blog, Not Your Average Girl, was built on the foundation of 1 Peter 2:9. “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”. However, we can’t genuinely quote 1 Peter 2:9 until we know and take hold of everything God says we are outlined in 1 Peter 1. 1 Peter 1 outlines what is true of us as citizens of the Kingdom of God, and not merely as moral Christians who profess salvation but don’t possess Kingdom attributes and mindsets. These are the reason…