Category Archives: 22 – 2 Peter

Running Late


Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 57-59; Psalm 103; 2 Peter 3

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Peter 3:3-9

 

I once had a boss whose concept of time differed greatly from mine.  Every time he asked me to do something “quickly”, I was never able to live up to his expectations.  If I finished my assignment in a week, he wanted to know why it was not finished in a day.  If I finished in a day, he wanted to know why it was not finished in an hour.  I remember one time he gave me a project to do and I dropped everything else, got help from my entire team, and finished it in less than an hour.  I walked into his office expecting to impress him with my quick return, only to find him teeming with anger over how long it took me to finish.  It was at that point that I realized we were on two different wavelengths when it came to time.

The apostle Peter reminds us that we are on a different wavelength in regards to time with our Creator as well.  We often wonder why He does not step in to help us more quickly, why it is taking Him so long to bring healing to a friend, or why he is not helping a family member repent of his sin.  Sometimes we even wonder why he has not returned yet to bring us all into His glorious presence.  There are times when all of us think that God is running late.  Peter reminds us that, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.” (Vs. 9)  See, the issue does not lie in whether or not God is running late, the issue lies in our concept of time compared to His.  “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (Vs.  8)  The next time you believe God is running late, remember the words of Peter, and realize that God’s timetable is not the same as ours.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Learning to Fly


Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 50-52; Psalm 92; 2 Peter 1

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Peter 1:3-11

 

Airplanes have always fascinated me.  I have read all about Bernoulli’s Principle and I understand the physics of how a plane flies, but what really interests me are pilots.  Every time I walk past an open cockpit door, I am amazed that anyone could possibly learn how to use all of the buttons, switches, and gauges.  What looks like a jumbled mess to me is simply another day at the office for a trained pilot.  This thought brings me to an interesting question for today – what if someone walked up to you tomorrow and gave you an airplane?  I am talking about a genuine, no strings attached, free airplane.  It would certainly be an amazing and valuable gift, but for most of us, there would be a problem.  When we received the airplane, we would have everything we need to achieve flight, yet most of us still would not be able to fly because we do not know how to use the airplane.  We would find ourselves with a choice.  Either we could let the airplane sit around collecting dust, never to be used, or we could learn how to fly.

I thought about this question today as I read our key passage.  The apostle Peter says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (Vs. 3)  Many of us walk around this life with many questions in our heads.  We wonder if we are good enough, if we know enough, or if we can really fulfill God’s vision for us.  It is easy for us to think things like, “one day maybe I will be able to do this” or “one day maybe I will be able to stop doing that”.  What we often seem to forget is that when we were saved, the Holy Spirit came to live inside of us.  When that happened, God gave us everything we need to live a godly life and to follow him completely.  He gave us this free gift with no strings attached so that we “may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” (Vs. 4)  Just like when we received the free airplane, with the Holy Spirit we have everything we need to live a life that is fully pleasing to God and to serve Him completely.  The problem, though, is that we might not immediately know how to use the free gift.  Each of us has the full power of the Lord of Lords living inside of us, but if we do not learn how to use that power, it becomes as useless to us as the plane we do not know how to fly, and we spend our time trying to overcome sin and temptation through our own strength.  The good news is that we can learn to utilize the power of God in our lives.  Do not leave the power of God’s Holy Spirit sitting around collecting dust.  Spend the time getting to know how to use His free gift through prayer and Bible study, and you can learn how to fly.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Running Late


Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 57-59; Psalm 103; 2 Peter 3

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Peter 3:3-9

 

I once had a boss whose concept of time differed greatly from mine.  Every time he asked me to do something “quickly”, I was never able to live up to his expectations.  If I finished my assignment in a week, he wanted to know why it was not finished in a day.  If I finished in a day, he wanted to know why it was not finished in an hour.  I remember one time he gave me a project to do and I dropped everything else, got help from my entire team, and finished it in less than an hour.  I walked into his office expecting to impress him with my quick return, only to find him teeming with anger over how long it took me to finish.  It was at that point that I realized we were on two different wavelengths when it came to time.

The apostle Peter reminds us that we are on a different wavelength in regards to time with our Creator as well.  We often wonder why He does not step in to help us more quickly, why it is taking Him so long to bring healing to a friend, or why he is not helping a family member repent of his sin.  Sometimes we even wonder why he has not returned yet to bring us all into His glorious presence.  There are times when all of us think that God is running late.  Peter reminds us that, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.” (Vs. 9)  See, the issue does not lie in whether or not God is running late, the issue lies in our concept of time compared to His.  “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (Vs.  8)  The next time you believe God is running late, remember the words of Peter, and realize that God’s timetable is not the same as ours.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Learning to Fly


Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 50-52; Psalm 92; 2 Peter 1

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Peter 1:3-11

 

Airplanes have always fascinated me.  I have read all about Bernoulli’s Principle and I understand the physics of how a plane flies, but what really interests me are pilots.  Every time I walk past an open cockpit door, I am amazed that anyone could possibly learn how to use all of the buttons, switches, and gauges.  What looks like a jumbled mess to me is simply another day at the office for a trained pilot.  This thought brings me to an interesting question for today – what if someone walked up to you tomorrow and gave you an airplane?  I am talking about a genuine, no strings attached, free airplane.  It would certainly be an amazing and valuable gift, but for most of us, there would be a problem.  When we received the airplane, we would have everything we need to achieve flight, yet most of us still would not be able to fly because we do not know how to use the airplane.  We would find ourselves with a choice.  Either we could let the airplane sit around collecting dust, never to be used, or we could learn how to fly.

I thought about this question today as I read our key passage.  The apostle Peter says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (Vs. 3)  Many of us walk around this life with many questions in our heads.  We wonder if we are good enough, if we know enough, or if we can really fulfill God’s vision for us.  It is easy for us to think things like, “one day maybe I will be able to do this” or “one day maybe I will be able to stop doing that”.  What we often seem to forget is that when we were saved, the Holy Spirit came to live inside of us.  When that happened, God gave us everything we need to live a godly life and to follow him completely.  He gave us this free gift with no strings attached so that we “may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” (Vs. 4)  Just like when we received the free airplane, with the Holy Spirit we have everything we need to live a life that is fully pleasing to God and to serve Him completely.  The problem, though, is that we might not immediately know how to use the free gift.  Each of us has the full power of the Lord of Lords living inside of us, but if we do not learn how to use that power, it becomes as useless to us as the plane we do not know how to fly, and we spend our time trying to overcome sin and temptation through our own strength.  The good news is that we can learn to utilize the power of God in our lives.  Do not leave the power of God’s Holy Spirit sitting around collecting dust.  Spend the time getting to know how to use His free gift through prayer and Bible study, and you can learn how to fly.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Running Late


Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 57-59; Psalm 103; 2 Peter 3

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Peter 3:3-9

 

I once had a boss whose concept of time differed greatly from mine.  Every time he asked me to do something “quickly”, I was never able to live up to his expectations.  If I finished my assignment in a week, he wanted to know why it was not finished in a day.  If I finished in a day, he wanted to know why it was not finished in an hour.  I remember one time he gave me a project to do and I dropped everything else, got help from my entire team, and finished it in less than an hour.  I walked into his office expecting to impress him with my quick return, only to find him teeming with anger over how long it took me to finish.  It was at that point that I realized we were on two different wavelengths when it came to time.

The apostle Peter reminds us that we are on a different wavelength in regards to time with our Creator as well.  We often wonder why He does not step in to help us more quickly, why it is taking Him so long to bring healing to a friend, or why he is not helping a family member repent of his sin.  Sometimes we even wonder why he has not returned yet to bring us all into His glorious presence.  There are times when all of us think that God is running late.  Peter reminds us that, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.” (Vs. 9)  See, the issue does not lie in whether or not God is running late, the issue lies in our concept of time compared to His.  “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (Vs.  8)  The next time you believe God is running late, remember the words of Peter, and realize that God’s timetable is not the same as ours.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Learning to Fly


Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 50-52; Psalm 92; 2 Peter 1

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Peter 1:3-11

 

Airplanes have always fascinated me.  I have read all about Bernoulli’s Principle and I understand the physics of how a plane flies, but what really interests me are pilots.  Every time I walk past an open cockpit door, I am amazed that anyone could possibly learn how to use all of the buttons, switches, and gauges.  What looks like a jumbled mess to me is simply another day at the office for a trained pilot.  This thought brings me to an interesting question for today – what if someone walked up to you tomorrow and gave you an airplane?  I am talking about a genuine, no strings attached, free airplane.  It would certainly be an amazing and valuable gift, but for most of us, there would be a problem.  When we received the airplane, we would have everything we need to achieve flight, yet most of us still would not be able to fly because we do not know how to use the airplane.  We would find ourselves with a choice.  Either we could let the airplane sit around collecting dust, never to be used, or we could learn how to fly.

I thought about this question today as I read our key passage.  The apostle Peter says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (Vs. 3)  Many of us walk around this life with many questions in our heads.  We wonder if we are good enough, if we know enough, or if we can really fulfill God’s vision for us.  It is easy for us to think things like, “one day maybe I will be able to do this” or “one day maybe I will be able to stop doing that”.  What we often seem to forget is that when we were saved, the Holy Spirit came to live inside of us.  When that happened, God gave us everything we need to live a godly life and to follow him completely.  He gave us this free gift with no strings attached so that we “may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” (Vs. 4)  Just like when we received the free airplane, with the Holy Spirit we have everything we need to live a life that is fully pleasing to God and to serve Him completely.  The problem, though, is that we might not immediately know how to use the free gift.  Each of us has the full power of the Lord of Lords living inside of us, but if we do not learn how to use that power, it becomes as useless to us as the plane we do not know how to fly, and we spend our time trying to overcome sin and temptation through our own strength.  The good news is that we can learn to utilize the power of God in our lives.  Do not leave the power of God’s Holy Spirit sitting around collecting dust.  Spend the time getting to know how to use His free gift through prayer and Bible study, and you can learn how to fly.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Running Late


Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 57-59; Psalm 103; 2 Peter 3

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Peter 3:3-9

 

I once had a boss whose concept of time differed greatly from mine.  Every time he asked me to do something “quickly”, I was never able to live up to his expectations.  If I finished my assignment in a week, he wanted to know why it was not finished in a day.  If I finished in a day, he wanted to know why it was not finished in an hour.  I remember one time he gave me a project to do and I dropped everything else, got help from my entire team, and finished it in less than an hour.  I walked into his office expecting to impress him with my quick return, only to find him teeming with anger over how long it took me to finish.  It was at that point that I realized we were on two different wavelengths when it came to time.

The apostle Peter reminds us that we are on a different wavelength in regards to time with our Creator as well.  We often wonder why He does not step in to help us more quickly, why it is taking Him so long to bring healing to a friend, or why he is not helping a family member repent of his sin.  Sometimes we even wonder why he has not returned yet to bring us all into His glorious presence.  There are times when all of us think that God is running late.  Peter reminds us that, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.” (Vs. 9)  See, the issue does not lie in whether or not God is running late, the issue lies in our concept of time compared to His.  “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (Vs.  8)  The next time you believe God is running late, remember the words of Peter, and realize that God’s timetable is not the same as ours.

 

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.

Learning to Fly


Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 50-52; Psalm 92; 2 Peter 1

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Peter 1:3-11

 

Airplanes have always fascinated me.  I have read all about Bernoulli’s Principle and I understand the physics of how a plane flies, but what really interests me are pilots.  Every time I walk past an open cockpit door, I am amazed that anyone could possibly learn how to use all of the buttons, switches, and gauges.  What looks like a jumbled mess to me is simply another day at the office for a trained pilot.  This thought brings me to an interesting question for today – what if someone walked up to you tomorrow and gave you an airplane?  I am talking about a genuine, no strings attached, free airplane.  It would certainly be an amazing and valuable gift, but for most of us, there would be a problem.  When we received the airplane, we would have everything we need to achieve flight, yet most of us still would not be able to fly because we do not know how to use the airplane.  We would find ourselves with a choice.  Either we could let the airplane sit around collecting dust, never to be used, or we could learn how to fly.

I thought about this question today as I read our key passage.  The apostle Peter says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (Vs. 3)  Many of us walk around this life with many questions in our heads.  We wonder if we are good enough, if we know enough, or if we can really fulfill God’s vision for us.  It is easy for us to think things like, “one day maybe I will be able to do this” or “one day maybe I will be able to stop doing that”.  What we often seem to forget is that when we were saved, the Holy Spirit came to live inside of us.  When that happened, God gave us everything we need to live a godly life and to follow him completely.  He gave us this free gift with no strings attached so that we “may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” (Vs. 4)  Just like when we received the free airplane, with the Holy Spirit we have everything we need to live a life that is fully pleasing to God and to serve Him completely.  The problem, though, is that we might not immediately know how to use the free gift.  Each of us has the full power of the Lord of Lords living inside of us, but if we do not learn how to use that power, it becomes as useless to us as the plane we do not know how to fly, and we spend our time trying to overcome sin and temptation through our own strength.  The good news is that we can learn to utilize the power of God in our lives.  Do not leave the power of God’s Holy Spirit sitting around collecting dust.  Spend the time getting to know how to use His free gift through prayer and Bible study, and you can learn how to fly.

 

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Running Late


Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 57-59; Psalm 103; 2 Peter 3

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Peter 3:3-9 – CLICK HERE to read the key passage

 

I once had a boss whose concept of time differed greatly from mine.  Every time he asked me to do something “quickly”, I was never able to live up to his expectations.  If I finished my assignment in a week, he wanted to know why it was not finished in a day.  If I finished in a day, he wanted to know why it was not finished in an hour.  I remember one time he gave me a project to do and I dropped everything else, got help from my entire team, and finished it in less than an hour.  I walked into his office expecting to impress him with my quick return, only to find him teeming with anger over how long it took me to finish.  It was at that point that I realized we were on two different wavelengths when it came to time.

The apostle Peter reminds us that we are on a different wavelength in regards to time with our Creator as well.  We often wonder why He does not step in to help us more quickly, why it is taking Him so long to bring healing to a friend, or why he is not helping a family member repent of his sin.  Sometimes we even wonder why he has not returned yet to bring us all into His glorious presence.  There are times when all of us think that God is running late.  Peter reminds us that, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.” (Vs. 9)  See, the issue does not lie in whether or not God is running late, the issue lies in our concept of time compared to His.   “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (Vs.  8)  The next time you believe God is running late, remember the words of Peter, and realize that God’s timetable is not the same as ours.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Learning to Fly


Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 50-52; Psalm 92; 2 Peter 1

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Peter 1:3-11 – CLICK HERE to read the key passage

 

Airplanes have always fascinated me.  I have read all about Bernoulli’s Principle and I understand the physics of how a plane flies, but what really interests me are pilots.  Every time I walk past an open cockpit door, I am amazed that anyone could possibly learn how to use all of the buttons, switches, and gauges.  What looks like a jumbled mess to me is simply another day at the office for a trained pilot.  This thought brings me to an interesting question for today – what if someone walked up to you tomorrow and gave you an airplane?  I am talking about a genuine, no strings attached, free airplane.  It would certainly be an amazing and valuable gift, but for most of us, there would be a problem.  When we received the airplane, we would have everything we need to achieve flight, yet most of us still would not be able to fly because we do not know how to use the airplane.  We would find ourselves with a choice.  We could either let the airplane sit around collecting dust , never to be used, or we could learn how to fly.

I thought about this question today as I read our key passage.  The apostle Peter says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (Vs. 3)  Many of us walk around this life with a lot of questions in our heads.  We wonder if we are good enough, if we know enough, or if we can really fulfill God’s vision for us.  It is easy for us to think things like, “one day maybe I will be able to do this” or “one day maybe I will be able to stop doing that”.  What we often seem to forget is that when we were saved, the Holy Spirit came to live inside of us.  When that happened, God gave us everything we need to live a godly life and to follow him completely.  He gave us this free gift with no strings attached so that we, “may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” (Vs. 4)  Just like when we received the free airplane, with the Holy Spirit we have everything we need to live a life that is fully pleasing to God and to serve Him completely.  The problem, though, is that we might not immediately know how to use the free gift.  Each of us has the full power of the Lord of Lords living inside of us, but if we do not learn how to use that power, it becomes as useless to us as the plane we do not know how to fly, and we spend our time trying to overcome sin and temptation through our own strength.  The good news is that we can learn to utilize the power of God in our lives.  Do not leave the power of God’s Holy Spirit sitting around collecting dust.  Spend the time getting to know how to use His free gift through prayer and Bible study, and you can learn how to fly.

 

 

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

 

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