2 Peter 3

Scripture 

2 Peter 3: 8-10
 

8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

 

Observation-What does it say? 

This chapter is about the Lord’s return and how we should live, knowing that His return is imminent. 

 

Understanding-What does it mean? 

We must be good stewards and managers of the life that the Lord has given us, so that when our Master returns, we can hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Please read Luke 12:42-48 regarding being a watchful, faithful and wise manager while we await His return).

 

Life Application 

We don’t know the time or day of the Lord’s return, however, while we eagerly await His return, we must live as though we know He is coming back.

During Sunday livestream, Pastor preached a great sermon on guarding our hearts and minds. I love a comment that his daughter, Allie, posted during the chat. She said eternal vs. immediate. What things are we focused on with this life that only offers immediate gratification and rewards, not eternal rewards? 

We must pray to the Lord to reveal any areas of our heart, mind and life where we are pursuing immediate, instead of eternal gratification/rewards. Let’s repent of it and start by guarding our hearts and minds away from those thoughts, as Pastor preached on Sunday. If you missed it, you can find it on our DSC Facebook page or our Desert Streams Church YouTube channel. Here’s a direct link to our channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-OoOPkSrGKI1M_AxaAOFjw

-Michelle Gaddi