The second letter of Peter written around 60 A.D. is a warning against false teachers. Great emphasis is made on the Word of God and the certainty of a future eternal reward if we follow the Truth. False teaching can be resisted by focusing on the scriptures.
The scripture also tells us there will be a second coming. This should make us want to always be prepared by practicing our faith day in and day out. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting about practicing our faith and will use the questions below to help focus on each passage.
2 Peter 1:1-11
What has God done for us? For what purpose? Through whom? How should we respond to God’s work for us?
2 Peter 1:12-21
What is Peter’s purpose in writing this letter? From what does a Christian gain spiritual knowledge? How can you know whether the interpretation of Scripture given by various writers is true?
2 Peter 2:1-9
Characterize false prophets – how extensive is their influence? What will be the fate of such persons? How do you feel about ungodly people “getting away with” evil?
2 Peter 2:10-22
Describe the type of person affected by false teaching. How can you resist false teaching? What is so attractive about evil that pulls a person back?
2 Peter 3:1-10
To what characteristics of God does Peter appeal? To what historical event? When will the day of the Lord come? How? With what result?
2 Peter 3:10-18
In what ways do lives of holiness and godliness hasten the kingdom’s coming? How can you maintain your Christian stability? What would you like to be doing when the Lord returns?
The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast