As I read through the second epistle of Peter, third chapter, I note that it is full of warnings–what to look for, what will happen, how to live in light of it all. Warnings come to prepare us, as well as to caution us. Not only did I note the warnings, however, but I also gained a sense of solace in several of the verses. In the end, we are compelled to “… grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (II Pet. 3:18).” There’s much to be said about growing in knowledge, especially in light of the fact that we’re told that in the last days there will be those who mock the Word and the promise of His coming (Christ’s return). If we are ignorant of the Word, we will easily be turned away from the very Gospel that we confess in search of what makes ‘sense’ to us for the moment. I’m grateful for the plan of God, and that he is not slack concerning His promise but is instead long-suffering toward us, not willing that any of us should perish (II Pet. 3:9). So… Where is the promise of His coming? He’s simply giving us an opportunity to get it right. Be warned, be comforted. We don’t know when He’s coming. No man knows… only God the Father. Like a thief in the night (v. 10), that day will come. I don’t know any thief that would announce his coming by providing a date and time so that the residents could be ready. And so we must be constantly on guard, living blameless lives, engaged in holy conversation, never seduced by the enemy, but remaining steadfast and unmovable in Christ. “One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day (v. 8 ).” Be ready for His return. Thanks for visiting, following, subscribing. Take care & be blessed. Please also visit… www.xtreme-fire.com
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