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Bible Reading - 2 Peter 3

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2 Peter 3

Bible Reading
Focal VerseTherefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. (‭2 Peter‬ ‭3‬:‭14‬ ESV)
NotesThis letter from Peter is very short, (possibly owing to it’s haste, as Peter says in the first chapter, his death is approaching) and takes to form of final exhortations to Christ’s followers. Chapter 1: How to live to confirm your calling and election in the midst of an ungodly world. The sureness of the Scripture is greater, even, than Peter’s own eyewitness to the majesty of Christ. Chapter 2: Beware of false teachers, and their distorted teachings. Chapter 3: Do not lose heart waiting for the Day of the Lord, for it is coming. People will try to put doubt in your heads, but hold fast to what you are longing for. One other note of interest, I’ve heard in quite a few sermons, lately, this verse (“just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.” (2 Peter 3:15b–16 ESV)) but these mentions always seem to deal with Paul’s treatment of election, and predestination. However, in the context of this verse, Peter seems specifically to be speaking about Paul’s treatment of Christ’s return. If I can say 2 Peter has a specific theme, it would be, being sure. Make your election sure, we have the Scriptures which are more sure, do not follow false teachers, be sure, the day of the Lord is coming, even when others speak against it. Peter’s summation is this: “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:17–18 ESV)