Embrace the Purifying Hope!
After peering through the front window, the father shouted orders to his family: “Quick! Dust off the Bible, straighten things up, and turn off the TV!” The unprepared family hurriedly dashed around as the pastor walked up to their house and rang the doorbell. If the condition of our homes when an unexpected visitor arrives can cause such embarrassment, how much more concerned should we be about the condition of our lives in light of Christ’s imminent return!
“. . . When he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” (I John 3:2–3).