On Ice

When something is “on ice,” it is in a place of preservation. A conversation that is on ice is temporarily or permanently delayed from continuing. A deal that is on ice is settled or established.

How much of your life is a settled issue? What expectations are unquestionable? What promised things are not in need of defense, since they cannot be averted by our enemies or our failures?

Israel was promised as an inheritance the land Canaan’s descendants had occupied. Still, they had to fight for it, and avoid mistakes that could happen by missing Yahweh’s strategies.

Peter offered advice on maintenance of our inheritance. Not instruction on how to stay saved – how to maintain property and position and purpose in the Kingdom:

For His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins. Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble. For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.
(2 Peter 1:3-11 Holman Christian Standard Bible® ©)