Proverbs 2:1-9

(Proverbs 2:1-9) - "Then you will understand the fear of the Lord." Proverbs is one of my favorite books. There is so much application for life found in the divine wisdom of these chapters. Mostly written by Solomon, these verses are filled with ideas, principles, and truths that can revolutionize the way we see and …

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2 Peter 3:13-18

(2 Peter 3:13-18) - "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."Future focus leads to present purification. Knowing that Jesus is returning and that we will be held accountable for our actions on earth, we must strive to live lives that are holy before Him.The more we set our …

2 Peter 3:7-12

(2 Peter 3:7-12) - " He is patient toward you..."God does not look at time the way that we do. As an eternal being, time is under God's control, as opposed to us who are within time and can do nothing outside of it.God exists and works outside the time realm. He is not controlled …

2 Peter 3:1-6

(2 Peter 3:1-6) - When they maintain this, it escapes their notice...Back in Peter's day, there were some pointed objections made by mockers of the Faith that Peter wanted to defend against.The first was uniformitarianism. That's a long word that describes the belief that everything in the universe has been happening consistently from the dawn …

2 Peter 2:17-22

(2 Peter 2:17-22) - "The last state has become worse for them than the first."For who?That is the big question that needs to be answered in this passage. The implications are enormous!Some have read this and inferred that Peter is saying that a genuine Christian can lose their salvation.But that's obviously not what's being said, …

Sufficient Grace

It's one of my favorite verses.It's also one of the ones I cringe at the most.If you've been around church long enough, you've probably heard it at one time or another.Paul the Apostle finishes one of the most exhaustive lists of trials that a Christian could possibly go through in one lifetime. It seems almost …

2 Peter 2:10-16

(2 Peter 2:10-16) - What False Teachers are really like.It's one thing to be an openly evil person, it's another thing entirely to be a evil person in secret.We have to understand that there are blatantly false and deceptive teachers out there who look very tolerable on the outside to many people.They can fool unbelievers, …