Search

October 4, 2021 – 2 Peter 2,3

False teachers, blasphemers, lovers of the world, apostates . . . Peter does not mince words. The Lord will deal harshly with these people. And there were lots of them around, as there are in every generation. There were also scoffers, who doubted and ridiculed the return of Christ. A similar, but different problem arose in Thessalonica, where false teachers were not doubting Christ’s return but were teaching that he had already returned. Here, though, Peter assures that Christ will return. Difficult times, but a sure promise in the midst of it all that “with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise” (3:8).


Further, Peter exclaims: “What sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God!” (3:12). He also encourages: “But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (3:13). What a day that will be!


The trump will sound, the Lord return,

And time no longer be,

The world in judgment flames consume,

In that last great day.


The church of God no more shall need

This poor terrestrial home,

For she shall dwell with Christ, her head,

At the great white throne. -- Daniel Sidney Warner (1893)

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Chapters 8 & 9 of Proverbs wrap up the section on Wisdom before begin “The Proverbs of Solomon.” Wisdom says to us, “Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for

The Bible is a fascinating book. It directs us to God. It tells us the truth about ourselves and invites us to the Savior. It tells us that all we have is a gift from God, and at the same time, ins

In a schedule of reading through the Bible in a year, the book of Proverbs has always seemed the most difficult book for me. Many of the individual proverbs are sort of stand-alone wisdom sayings, and