11: Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12: Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13: Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14: Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15: And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16: As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17: 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. 18: 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.
Peter’s vision was very far into the future. He could see the end of everything. He could see the day when everything would be dissolved. And because of that he says what sort of people should we be? He looks forward beyond the Rapture, Beyond the Tribulation and Beyond the Kingdom. He sees The Day of God. When God himself makes a new heaven and a new earth. He pleads with his readers that they are found righteous in the last day. He confessed that some of the things which Paul writes are hard to be understood. He tells the Hebrew believers to beware of falling from their own steadfastness and being led into error. He tells them to grow in Grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to whom is glory both now and for ever. Amen.
- How far is Peter seeing into the future?
- What is the day of God?
- Why does Peter say that Paul's writing are hard to understand?