2 Peter

The Stability of the Grace and Knowledge of Christ

Our “fellow elder,” Peter, preacher, and sheep under the chief Shepherd the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Peter 5:1-4) writes to us in 2 Peter his closing charges and encouragements. Christian and non-Christian alike, are familiar with the two disciples in the New Testament...

The Patience of God

2 Peter 3:15-16, “15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are...

Be Diligent

2 Peter 3:14, “Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace." I do not think that there is a better motivational verse for godly living than 2 Peter 3:14. The main reason I think this is due...
God’s Timing is Better than Our Timing

God’s Timing is Better than Our Timing

2 Peter 3:8, “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Why does it seem that, from our human perspective, God is slow to work? God’s timing often does not sync with our timing. In...

God’s Powerful, Judging Word

God’s Powerful, Judging Word

2 Peter 3:7, “But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.” 2 Peter was written to stir up his beloved readers’ sincere mind by way of reminder (2 Pet. 3:1)....

The End is Near

The End is Near

If you want to mock Christians, just haul out the old stereotype: An eager evangelist wearing a sandwich board that says The End is Near. He or she feels compelled to warn passersby of their impending doom. The passersby, meanwhile, continue to pass by, a stream of...

His Coming

His Coming

2 Peter 3:3-4, “3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they...

Remember the Word

Remember the Word

2 Peter 3:1-2, “This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through...

Entangled Again

Entangled Again

2 Peter 2:20-22, “20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. 21 For it would have...