It is high time we freed ourselves from any intoxicating influences of the world and focus on our journey to our promised land. Jesus said we are not of this world even as he is not of this world (John 17:16) and Peter reiterated it by saying that the end of all things is near, therefore we should be alert and of a sober mind to be able to concentrate on the masters’ work through prayer and other faith activities (1 Peter 4:7). No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God (Luke 9:62).
If we must finish well, soberness is not optional but of paramount importance to us as Christians because we are sojourners and pilgrims here on earth (1 Peter 2:11). Our citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). Getting distracted or being too comfortable is dangerous to our heavenly race.
Apostle Paul admonished Timothy to always be sober-minded (2 Timothy 4:5a ESV). He knew that was what helped him to come to the end of his journey pleasing the Lord (2 Timothy 4:7), hence the admonition to Timothy his beloved son.
Brethren the month of November is
‘OUR MONTH OF SOBER-MINDEDNESS’.John 17:16, 1 Peter 4:7,2:11, 5:8, Luke 9:62, Philippians 3:20, 2 Timothy 4:5a ESV, 4:7.
Glory to God!
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).
We will not be devoured in Jesus’ name!