It is the will of God that the people of God grow in the grace of God. This growth takes place over the duration of the Christian life.
There are two extremes when it comes to spiritual growth. “Let go and let God!” or “God has done His bit, now do your bit”.
To forget is a tendency of being human. The condition of forgetfulness can be frustrating and even embarrassing at times.
As the people of God, we have the certain hope that our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back one day. When He returns, He will establish a perfect kingdom in which righteousness will reign and to it there will be no end.
Have you ever encountered a counterfeit? Imagine someone works hard and then gets paid. There is a sense of satisfaction of receiving what they have earned from all their effort.
2 Peter 2 is like a crime scene. We learn about the invasion of false teachers into the church. We saw the impact they have, and finally we learn about their future indictment and incarceration.
“I shall return”. They were the words of General Douglas MacArthur. This American general was assigned to the Philippines. Then, on 11 March 1942
In the passage before us, Peter is not outlining everything that will happen when the Lord returns. He is simply proving us with the reality of His return, His retribution and His rule.
As we come to the end of our series in 2 Peter, Peter provides his readers with some final principles as they respond to the reality of Christ’s return.