Grow In Grace and Knowledge of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

2 Peter 3

Grow In Grace and Knowledge of Our Lord and Savior Jesus ChristSince you are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth with its home of righteousness, be at peace with Christ. 2 Peter 3:18-19

Paul’s letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as these same people distort other Scriptures to their own destruction. 2 Peter 3:16

See that you are not carried away by the errors of these lawless men. 2 Peter 3:17

Instead, grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18

Discouragement is disillusioned self-love. Oswald Chambers

Stimulate Yourselves To Wholesome Thinking

2 Peter 3

Stimulate Yourselves To Wholesome Thinking

Stimulate yourselves to wholesome thinking. Recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets. 2 Peter 3:1-2

Scoffers will follow their own evil desires. 2 Peter 3:3

God wants everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

So you ought to live holy and godly lives, look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. 2 Peter 3:11-12

“Your kingdom come, Lord.” Matthew 6:10

In keeping with God’s promise, we look forward to a new heaven and new earth, the home of righteousness. 2 Peter 3:13

Our Lord knows perfectly well that once His word is truly heard, it will bear fruit sooner or later. – Oswald Chambers

The Lord Knows How To Rescue Godly Men From Trials

2 Peter 2

The Lord Knows How To Rescue Godly Men From TrialsAngels who sinned were sent to hell and put in dark, gloomy, dungeons with chains. There they will be held for judgement. 2 Peter 2:4

God brought the flood on ungodly peoples. He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes. This is an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly. God rescued Lot, a righteous man, living among the ungodly. Dad after day Lot was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men. In his righteous soul, Lot was tormented by the lawless deeds he saw and heard. If this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials. God will hold the unrighteous for the day of judgement. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desires of the sinful nature of their flesh and despise God’s authority. 2 Peter 2:5-10

Bold, arrogant men speak blasphemies in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed. Like brute beasts, they too will perish. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. With eyes full of adultery, they view others as a potential sexual partner. They never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable. They have left the straight way and wandered off.  2 Peter 2:12-15

God’s sense of restraint will always come as a “still small voice.” So faint that no one except a saint of God will notice it. If you continue to grieve His Spirit, there will come a time when that crisis cannot be repeated, because you have totally quenched Him. Oswald Chambers