Today is the last day of our two week study! Kuddos to you if you showed up every day. ☺Let’s recap everything that we’ve been studying.
Peter begins today’s readings with a final exhortation.
He says that while we look forward to the second coming,
“endeavor to be found by him [God] without spot or blemish” (2 Peter 3:14).
Today’s readings are about patience in prayer and putting our focus in the right place. Chew on this for a minute: “Beloved, do not be ignorant of this one thing, that one day
We have now entered into chapter three of 2 Peter. It’s the final chapter of this potent, compact book! Peter seems to be telling them to put up their guard. He exhorts them to meditate on the true teachings of Jesus, on the prophets, and on the whole program of life proposed by the apostles. But why? Read on.
Today we meditate on divine justice in times past. We are given three examples of God’s punishment to the wicked. Peter starts off by recalling how disobedient and rebellious angels were exiled to Tartarus.
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As I was on the phone with my sister the other day she mentioned that she got a letter in the mail from a Christian “prophet.” I was intrigued, so I asked what the letter said. She gleefully read it aloud. The “prophet” was asking her for money. Why was I not surprised?
In verse sixteen Peter is defending himself, James, and John from slander. I imagine them being all too familiar with this harsh, behind the back, type of talking. A rumor was going around that they had created “fictitious tales” about their experience of the transfiguration of Jesus.
Do you ever feel like a broken record? You know, like you say the same thing ALL THE TIME status? Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like this every day as a middle school teacher
Yesterday we talked about the gifts of divine nature, power, and how each of us manifests them in different ways. Today, in verses 5-9, we read about what we must do in order to be worthy of so great a promise and how not lose it.
As I read these two short, yet powerful, verses what strikes me the most is Peter’s emphasis on the divine power God gives each Christian and how it affects our lives. He writes how necessary it is to practice virtue in order to receive the promises Christ holds for us, and he gives us one main reason for striving towards it
Buon giorno bella! ☺ It’s great to be back with you this week! I am super excited for these next twelve days!