Good morning y’all. We made it to the last chapter in 2 Peter 🙂 All glory to God!
We looking at chapter 3 today. The chapter reminds us the day of The Lord is coming and encourages us to live holy and godly lives while we wait.
Here we go 🙂
S – Scriptures that stood out for me
2 Peter 3:11-13 MSG – 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. The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day—but we’ll hardly notice. We’ll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness.
2 Peter 3:17-18 MSG – But you, friends, are well-warned. Be on guard lest you lose your footing and get swept off your feet by these lawless and loose-talking teachers. Grow in grace and understanding of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ. Glory to the Master, now and forever! Yes! 2 Peter 3:17-18 MSG
O – Observations
O1- Gods word has Power and Authority. By His word alone everything came into existence. Ish 55:11 paraphrased says “His word will not return to him void but will accomplish what He has sent it to do”. Whatever the situation we are in! All we need is one WORD from God and that situation can be turned around for good. Be encouraged 🙂
O2- God is never late (Hallelujah!!! Just knowing this gives me so much comfort 🙂 ). Though His promises may tarry but it will surely come to pass. We need to understand God doesn’t measure time the way we do. To him a day is as good as a thousand years and a thousand years as good as a day. It might seem as if nothing is happening about the promises of God but be assured that God is working it out. Numbers 23:19 CEVUS06 says “God is no mere human! He doesn’t tell lies or change his mind. God always keeps his promises”.
O3- God is coming back to judge the earth and judgement is very close. He has told us what will happen and we know he is not a God that lies…He is holding back because he is giving us opportunity to get ourselves together back on the straight and narrow path. He doesn’t want anyone to be destroyed, but wants all to turn back to him in repentance.
O4- The day of judgement is gonna come unannounced like a thief in the night. We need to be ready…can’t afford to be caught fooling around hence why it’s crucial we live a holy and godly life devoted and about Gods business. Whatever we do be it in word or deed MUST bring glory and be pleasing in Gods sight. If it ain’t, don’t bother saying or doing it!. Remember, we have all that we need to live a godly life (See blog on 2 Peter chapter 1)
O5- Gods patience should not be taken for granted….it’s a chance to repent. If we proclaim to be saved, then let’s stop meddling with sin. We can’t have one leg in Gods house and the other leg in devils camp. According to verse 9, God is being patient with us because he wants everyone to turn from sin and no one to be lost. It’s a different thing to make a mistake once and ask for forgiveness but to perpetually make the same mistake and do it consciously knowing its wrong, doesn’t make God happy, yet He still extends his arm of grace giving us a chance to repent and fully turn back to him before it’s too late.
O6- We need to grow in grace and our knowledge of God. That way we can easily discern false teachings and won’t fall prey to their evil ways.
A – Application
Speak Gods word into whatever circumstances come our way today. His word has power!
Let Our words and actions be pleasing to God.
Study the bible
P – Prayer
Dear Lord we thank you for today, thank you for your word which has power, authority and never fails. Thank you for reminding us that your promises though they tarry will surely come to pass. We ask today for the grace to keep trusting and believing you inspite of what our circumstances look like. We thank you for being patient with us and we ask for the Holyspirits help to live a life that’s peaceful, pure and blameless in your sight. May we continue to grow in grace and knowledge of you our Lord and Saviour. We love you Lord and all this we ask in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen
Thanks for reading and feel free to share your thoughts on the chapter.
Tomorrow we start the book of 1 John 🙂
Have a blessed day and Remember, God is never a day late! Be encouraged 🙂