Growth and Defense (2 Peter 3:17-18a)

“Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:17–18,Continue reading “Growth and Defense (2 Peter 3:17-18a)”

Twisted Tales (2 Peter 3:14-15)

“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, 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 andContinue reading “Twisted Tales (2 Peter 3:14-15)”

Perspective on Patience (2 Pet 3:8-9)

“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all shouldContinue reading “Perspective on Patience (2 Pet 3:8-9)”

The End? (2 Peter 3:6-7)

“Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” (2 Peter 3:6–7, AV) In my lifetime, I have heard much discussion about theContinue reading “The End? (2 Peter 3:6-7)”

Scoffers (2 Peter 3:1-4)

“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the wordContinue reading “Scoffers (2 Peter 3:1-4)”

Foolish Return (2 Peter 2:22)

“But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.” (2 Peter 2:22, AV) Speaking of those who have heard and understand the gospel but have failed to experience true faith, Peter gaveContinue reading “Foolish Return (2 Peter 2:22)”

Fair Judgment (2 Peter 2:21)

“For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.” (2 Peter 2:21, AV) I know of people that struggle with the teaching of the gospel because they worry about those who die that neverContinue reading “Fair Judgment (2 Peter 2:21)”

Worse than Before (2 Peter 2:20-21)

“For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, afterContinue reading “Worse than Before (2 Peter 2:20-21)”