2 Peter 3
2 Peter 3:1-18
- Peter starts by reminding the believers as to why he is writing. This is his second letter, with the intent that everything serves as a reminder of the need to think wholesome thoughts. He wants them to think about the words of the prophets as well as the command that Jesus gave that has been passed down through the apostles.
- In these last days, before the day of judgment comes, people will laugh and ask Christians “why hasn’t Jesus returned yet, where is the promised second coming?” And even though they treat it as a joke, it will be like in the days of Noah when no one believed that a flood would come. For the earth and heavens will be destroyed and laid bare by fire.
- Peter reminds us, that to the Lord a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day. Therefore God is not unfaithful to keep His promise, but He patiently waits, not wanting anyone to perish, but that everyone would turn back, repent, and be saved.
- Because we are looking forward to the making of a new heaven and a new earth, we should do everything we can to be found spotless, blameless, and at peace with God.
- Peter talks about how Paul writes of the same things with the same wisdom given to Him by God. What he writes may be hard to understand, which is why so many ignorant and unstable people distort his writings, along with the rest of Scripture.
- Because we know that people are always going to twist words, teachings, and doctrines, we should always be on our guard against those who want to steer us away from Truth. Instead, we should grow in grace and knowledge in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
- To God be the glory, both now and forever!
It is always a good reminder of the coming of the day of the Lord. Even when people don’t believe because Jesus has not returned in almost two-thousand years, there is the call for us to remain faithful to what we believe. Therefore, we remind people of the Lord’s patience and His desire that all men should be saved. We are Christ’s ambassadors, making God’s plea to man known through the message of the Gospel. As we proclaim this message, we should always be checking ourselves, making sure that we are walking blamelessly in the path that God has put us in. Our relationship with God is of utmost importance, if we reach the end of days and we are not at peace with God, there’s going to be an issue.
Jesus, thank you that you will be faithful to return. We look forward to the fulfillment of your coming Kingdom. Would you come quickly as we anticipate your return. Jesus would you use me to share with people of the grace and patience that is found in you, so that men might repent and be saved. It is in your name and for your glory, Amen.
Posted on Mon, August 17, 2015
by Brian Landers