The Lord is not slow about His promise,
as some count slowness,
but is patient toward you,
not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief,
in which the heavens will pass away with a roar
and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat,
and the earth and its works will be burned up.
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way,
what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God,
because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning,
and the elements will melt with intense heat!
But according to His promise
we are looking for new heavens and a new earth,
in which righteousness dwells.
2 Peter 3:9-13
God is working out His plan in history! He is patient, not wanting people to perish. You have an opportunity now to be saved. But He will bring this creation to an end and there will be a new heaven and a new earth in which righteousness is at home. That is hard to imagine! In the meantime, what do we do? Live holy and godly lives. Live with eternity's values in view. Look up! Jesus is coming again!
With eternity's values in view, Lord.
With eternity's values in view;
May I do each day's work for Jesus
With eternity's values in view.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;
seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything
pertaining to life and godliness,
through the true knowledge of Him who called us
by His own glory and excellence.
For by these He has granted to us
His precious and magnificent promises,
so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
2 Peter 1:2-4
What do you need so that you will lead a life for God?
God has given everything we need! Did you read that? Isn’t this wonderful!
And the above multiplied!
Precious and magnificent promises...
Partakers of the divine nature...
and so much more...
Today I’m rejoicing in our wonderful faith…the same kind as Paul! (verse 1)
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!