Daily Scripture: Day 348—2 Peter 3

From Handbook to Scripture, Day 348


The promised coming of Christ will happen suddenly and certainly, and Peter refers back to the creation and the flood to refute the argument of scoffers who deny that the day of the Lord will arrive (3:1–10). In view of the fact that the earth and its works will be destroyed, Peter urges his readers to live holy and blameless lives as they look forward to a new heaven and a new earth (3:11–18).

Peter contrasts the destiny of those who are disseminating error and immorality with those who affirm the Scriptures and develop in Christlike character, and he exhorts his readers to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (3:18). Sanctification through application and conformity to Scriptural truth is the best defense against spiritual counterfeits. Peter wrote this epistle as a lasting reminder to remain faithful to the foundations of the faith and to urge believers to live holy and godly lives in view of the certain coming of the Lord Jesus.

Prayer: Lord, may I grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity.

Meditation passage: verses 8–14, 18