While Ezekiel continues his detailed tour of the temple Peter closes his letter with a number of encouragements and behavioural standards refreshed or given to us by Jesus.
Yet it is not these that often perplex us. We know of falling away, of scoffers and those who twist the word of the Bible to meet their own purposes. We may not always see them for what they are.
8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
When I am sensitive to my God and watching how God cares for me and those I love and those I don’t know but whom I have been told about, I am aware of the great love God showers on all of us including those who do not yet know him as Lord and Saviour. I am particularly amazed at the efforts He goes to in providing opportunities for non-believers to become believers. Its not just for non-believers for He loves you and I so much that He not only wishes to provide us with mercy but to restore us to His chosen people.
To provide every opportunity for many to be saved and to grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus. Yet at a time of God’s choosing to bring judgement on all when Jesus returns as Lord and the heavens and earth are cleaned and changed forever.
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.
May we continue patiently to seek to be ambassadors for Christ encouraging and witnessing to those who do not know Him to come into the Kingdom of God, walking with and supporting and challenging our Christian brothers and sisters, and growing in grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.