Daily Expectation

John Caldwell
John Caldwell

By John Caldwell

(From our series “The Best or Worst Advice I’ve Ever Received.”)

My first year at Ozark Bible College, Professor Don DeWelt distributed pieces of card stock to each of us in his Acts class. There were but two words printed on each piece: “PERHAPS TODAY!” He taught us to live each day in eager anticipation of the Lord’s soon return.

For years I kept that piece of card stock prominently displayed in my study. Somehow it got lost in one of my moves. But his advice remains a major key to living a holy life.

In the midst of his discussion of the second coming, Peter writes: “Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival” (2 Peter 3:11, 12, The Message).


John Caldwell has retired as pastor Kingsway Christian Church, Avon, Indiana.

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