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2 Peter Chapter 3

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 🙂

2 Peter Chapter 2

Good morning y’all. We looking at 2 Peter chapter 2 today. This chapter focuses on false prophets and the future that awaits them. Also gives hope for those who are living godly in the midst of all these evil that God is able to rescue them.

Holyspirit we thank you in advance for the truth you will reveal to us in the word today. We ask you open our eyes to see, our ears to hear and our hearts to perceive today. Amen.

Here we go 🙂

S – Scriptures that stood out for me
2 Peter‬ ‭2‬:‭9 NLT – So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.
2 Peter‬ ‭2‬:‭15‬ NLT – They have wandered off the right road and followed the footsteps of Balaam son of Beor, who loved to earn money by doing wrong.
‭2 Peter‬ ‭2‬:‭19‬ NLT – They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you.

O- Observations
O1) There will always be false prophets to lead people astray hence why we need to be matured in our knowledge of God so we don’t fall into their traps.
O2) Even though there is so much evil and ungodliness around us, God says he knows how to rescue his own. So let’s be encouraged today and trust God.
O3) There is a day of reckoning for teachers of evil and those that blaspheme God
O4) God doesn’t condone sin. He gives loads of opportunities for people to repent and those that choose not to repent meet with their punishment. He would rather offer forgiveness than punishment. The choice is ours to make.
O5) When we wander off the path of God, we become susceptible to evil….the false prophets wandered off the right road…. Remember, Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. We won’t wander off if we stay connected to the Way – Jesus.
O6) We are slaves to whatever we are controlled by / addicted to.

A – Application
Today lets ask the Holyspirit to reveal to us areas in our lives where we have wandered off Gods path. Let’s make necessary amends to get back on the right path.

P – Prayer
Dear Lord we thank you for the gift of today. Thank you for what we have learned in your word. We ask for forgiveness for all the times we have wandered away from you. Today we ask your Holyspirit will reveal the areas where we have fallen short and help us get back on the right path. We thank you for the freedom we have in you and we pray we do not get ourselves entangled and enslaved with sin again as you have set us free from it. We love you Lord. May you always be the object of our affection. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Thanks for reading and I believe you have been blessed. Feel free to leave comments and share your thoughts on the chapter.

Update on my challenge yesterday –  I had the opportunity to indulge in gossiping and backbiting in the office but thank God I managed to not join the discussion. It took a loooooooot to not comment but Thank you Jesus :). It’s all about the small victories 🙂

Stay blessed and have a wonderful day.
Remember, you are a slave to whatever you are addicted to…what are you addicted to today?