Doxology of Patience
2 Peter 3





Doxology of Patience, 2 Peter 3. 2nd Peter, which was written to Christians, discusses the common attitude among people of becoming disillusioned because Christ has not yet returned. The Apostle Peter encourages Christians to understand that God is waiting for more to come into the Kingdom before He returns.




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To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
2 Peter 3:18b, NIV





Doxology of Patience
2 Peter 3



2nd Peter, which was written to Christians, discusses the common attitude among people of becoming disillusioned because Christ has not yet returned. The Apostle Peter encourages Christians to understand that God is waiting for more to come into the Kingdom before He returns. Until that last person comes to Christ, He will not return. Rather than becoming complacent, then, Christians need to make every effort to live a blameless life at peace with God.



14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 15 Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.
2 Peter 3: 14-15, NIV



That same warning is even more applicable to us today. After all, it has been over two thousand years since Christ walked on this earth and since the Apostle Peter wrote the book of 2nd Peter. Even though the signs appear that His second coming is imminent, do we really live as though we believe that? Do we, like so many around us, either not believe there is a God, or, even if we believe, decide that we can deal with that later in our lives? As Christians we must not be influenced by the godlessness and unbelief all around us but should, rather, be on our guard against that same disregard of the Lord entering our own lives.



17 Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 3:17-18a, NIV



Now, with that in mind, Peter encourages us, in this doxology of patience, to remember what a great and glorious God we have. He so loves His people, that Christ will not return until the very last sheep has come into the fold!


What a reminder that God is concerned about every single person. No person is too unimportant to be considered by God. After all, God chooses the weak things of this world to confound the wise. Though we may not be great according to the standards of this world, as children of God, each of us is great in the Kingdom of God.



To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.







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