Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-8.
“And now the prize awaits me – the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on the day of his return. And
the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing’”, verse 8. (LASB). A godly father sees himself as a pilgrim, on
the journey to heaven. On earth he is an ambassador of Jesus Christ as he is salt and light in this dark world. He invests in the things of heaven for he is heaven bound. He is very eager to meet Jesus Christ on His second coming, this time as a judge. This father is safe because he has already believed and received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Reflect on verse 8, what is God teaching you in this verse, and how are you going to apply it to your life?

Father, thank You for the gift of salvation by grace alone through Jesus Christ, Your beloved eternal Son. Keep my salvation so that
I am ready only in Jesus Christ when He returns to take His own to heaven. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.