December 7, 2008. 2 Peter 3:1-18 . Answer: “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” (2 Peter 3:8). The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: Redemption Through the Scriptures: Great biblical and chronological study. to us-ward--The oldest manuscripts, Vulgate, Syriac, &c. read, "towards YOU." 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? God’s Word was written by those prophets in the Scriptures. Scripture: 2 Peter 3:10–14. 2 Peter 3:4 , "Where is the promise?" 16. also in all his epistles-- Romans 2:4 is very similar to 2 Peter 3:15 , beginning. These answers will not be found in the text as the basic questions. Question: "What does 2 Peter 3:8 mean when it says a thousand years are a day?" Rather, Peter’s statement reflects God’s heart of love for the world (John 3:16), and His compassionate sorrow even in the righteous judgment of the wicked. fall from--(grace, Galatians 5:4 : the true source of) "steadfastness" or stability in contrast with the "unstable" ( 2 Peter 3:16 ): "established" ( 2 Peter 1:12 ): all kindred Greek terms. The earth was deluged by that water out of which it had originally risen. 14. that ye . Grow in Grace and in the Knowledge of Our Lord. new heavens--new atmospheric heavens surrounding the renovated earth. For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” Peter has spent chapter 2 and a good part of chapter 3 warning about these men. These questions encourage one to ask, "What does the passage mean to me? To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. In contrast to "that then was," 2 Peter 3:6 . chapter 3. How have you guarded yourself from lusts and false teachers? Very exact and universal holiness is enjoined, not resting in any low measure or degree. Commentaries that specialize on training the teacher! Peter views God's eternity in relation to the last day: that day seems to us, short-lived beings, long in coming, but with the Lord the interval is irrespective of the idea of long or short. 2 Peter 3 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this highly respected and nearly exhaustive compilation, containing nearly 500,000 cross-references This is "the holy commandment" mentioned in 2 Peter 3:2 . are ignorant of--in contrast to 2 Peter 3:8 , "Be not ignorant of this." be found of him--"in His sight" [ALFORD], at His coming; plainly implying a personal coming. As the flood was the baptism of the earth, eventuating in a renovated earth, partially delivered from "the curse," so the baptism with fire shall purify the earth so as to be the renovated abode of regenerated man, wholly freed from the curse. Peter didnot say where he was sending the letter. ", Application questions are meant to be personal and have to do with ones own life. . . 2 Peter 3:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 3:10, NIV: "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare." 9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. all things--in the natural world; skeptics look not beyond this. Commentary on Isaiah 40:1-11. . 5 For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, unlearned--Not those wanting human learning are meant, but those lacking the learning imparted by the Spirit. Jun 20, 1982. Commentary on 2 Peter 3:8-15a. Salem Media Group. Held together BY the water. (2 Peter 3:15-16). ii. First Reading. What holy men ye ought to be found to be, when the event comes! 2 Peter 2 Chapter 3 The apostle drawing towards the conclusion of his second epistle, begins this last chapter with repeating the account of his design and scope in writing a second time to them ( v. 1-2 ). When was the last time you changed your behavior or attitude because of the scripture's teachings? therein--of nature and of art. It is the same thought as expressed in Ezekiel 33:11: As I live, says the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. John Piper Jun 20, 1982 53 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him 7 BFF Digital Libraries hold quality slides, audio/videos, more! Christ says, "Surely I come quickly. Gospel. ALFORD explains, The mind, will, and affection, in relation to the outer world, being turned to God [the Sun of the soul], and not obscured by fleshly and selfish regards. with a great noise--with a rushing noise, like that of a whizzing arrow, or the crash of a devouring flame. god's long suffering a motive to repentance, as paul's epistles set forth; concluding exhortation to growth in the knowledge of christ. (Compare Job 28:5 , end). Parts of 2 Peter (2:1-18; 3:1-3) are very similar to parts of Jude (4-13, 16-18). The Greek may mean "hastening (that is, urging onward [ALFORD]) the day of God"; not that God's eternal appointment of the time is changeable, but God appoints us as instruments of accomplishing those events which must be first before the day of God can come. Though there be some things hard to be understood, there are enough besides, plain, easy, and sufficient for perfecting the man of God. Whereby--Greek, "By which" (plural). These questions encourage one to ask, "What does the passage actually say? But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. How often do you seek and hasten its coming? Supernatural and inspired wisdom "GIVEN" him, not acquired in human schools of learning. 9. slack--slow, tardy, late; exceeding the due time, as though that time were already come. List two ways you have grown in the Lord in the last month? The “Top 10” list is based on aggregate reviews.. the day of God--God has given many myriads of days to men: one shall be the great "day of God" Himself. to be--not the mere Greek substantive verb of existence (einai), but (huparchein) denoting a state or condition in which one is supposed to be [TITTMANN]. • What is Peter trying to do by writing 2 Peter? 8. be not ignorant--as those scoffers are ( 2 Peter 3:5 ). by the word of God--not by a fortuitous concurrence of atoms [ALFORD]. of us--The oldest manuscripts and Vulgate read, "And of the commandment of the Lord and Saviour (declared) by YOUR apostles" (so "apostle of the Gentiles," Romans 11:13 )--the apostles who live among you in the present time, in contrast to the Old Testament "prophets.". So, the readers of both letters were probably the same people. (2 Peter 3:1-2), • Did Peter see any difference in the authority of Old Testament prophets or what the apostles have written? Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. One has to use other knowledge that one has gleaned over the years to answer these questions properly. The "scoffers" here are not necessarily atheists, nor do they maintain that the world existed from eternity. To Him the hours pass away, neither more slowly, nor more quickly, than befits His economy. Where--implying that it ought to have taken place before this, if ever it was to take place, but that it never will. To those who have obtained a a faith of equal standing with ours b by the righteousness of our c God and Savior Jesus Christ:. Peterprobably wrot… the works . See the emptiness and Compare Jude 1:20 Jude 1:21 . 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. This is the effect of real knowledge. they . (NASB: Lockman)Greek: os panta hemin t es theia s duname os autou ta pro s zoen kai eusebeian dedoremenes dia t es epignoseos tou kalesantos hemas idia doxe kai arete,. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 7. These answers will be found right in the Bible passage and are marked by an •. 5. That scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts a. his promise--which the scoffers cavil at. The waters under the firmament were at creation gathered together into one place, and the dry land emerged out of and above, them. . pain of a lust-filled life. We believe that 1 Peter was his first letter to thesereaders. as a thief--Peter remembers and repeats his Lord's image ( Luke 12:39 Luke 12:41 ) used in the conversation in which he took a part; so also Paul ( 1 Thessalonians 5:2 ) and John ( Revelation 3:3 , 16:15 ). How are the teachings of creation and judgment connected? The seven Catholic Epistles were written by James, John, and Jude, shortly before their deaths; previously, while having the prospect of being still for some time alive, they felt it less necessary to write [BENGEL]. Theological Journals - An annual $50 (or $5/month) fee is required to view the entire article but will give you access to literally thousands of conservative articles. . Literally, in both verses, "This escapes THEIR notice (sagacious philosophers though they think themselves)"; "let this not escape YOUR notice." Commentary on Mark 1:1-8. The Epistle to the Hebrews, too (addressed not only to the Palestinian, but also secondarily to the Hebrew Christians everywhere), may be referred to, as Peter primarily (though not exclusively) addresses in both Epistles the Hebrew Christians of the dispersion Hebrews 9:27 Hebrews 9:28 , Hebrews 10:25 Hebrews 10:37 , "speak of these things" ( 2 Peter 3:16 ) which Peter has been handling, namely, the coming of the day of the Lord, delayed through His "long-suffering," yet near and sudden. In 1 Peter 2:12, he urges, “Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.” (See also, 1 Pet. When religion is studied as a science, nothing is more abstruse; when studied in order to know our duty and practice it, nothing is easier. 1:18; 3:1, 2, 16.) the same--Other oldest manuscripts read, "His" (God's). . the fathers--to whom the promise was made, and who rested all their hopes on it. Listen to Pastor Robert Furrow as he continues his Commentary on the book of 2 Peter picking up today in chapter 3, verse 1. These questions would have one ask, "What does it mean? what manner of men--exclamatory. count--His promise to be the result of "slackness" (tardiness). by way of--Greek, "in," "in putting you in remembrance" ( 2 Peter 1:12 2 Peter 1:13 ). What becomes of the promise which you talk so much of? . 6. knowledge of . 11. It is our own prejudice, foolish expectations, and carnal fancies, that make Scripture difficult [JEREMY TAYLOR]. shall come--Their very scoffing shall confirm the truth of the prediction. (2 Peter 3:5-6), • God is keeping the present heavens and earth for judgment. John Piper Jun 13, 1982 17 Shares Sermon. in peace--in all its aspects, towards God, your own consciences, and your fellow men, and as its consequence eternal blessedness: "the God of peace" will effect this for you. Medically, loss of appetite is a usually a sign of a serious illness, possibly even impending death. Please visit and join us in releasing God's powerful Word to our generation! ", Intro & 2 Peter 1:1-4 | 2 Peter 1:5-11 | 2 Peter 1:12-21 To be mindful of the prophets' words and the apostles' commandments 3. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. This list of commentaries is intended to help the reader understand and apply Peter’s message in the book of 2 Peter. << 2 Peter 2 | 2 Peter 3 | 1 John 1 >> (Read all of 2 Peter 3 ) In the last chapter, as we have said, it is materialism: trust in the stability of that which can be seen, in contrast with trust in the word of God which teaches us to look for the coming of Jesus, the return of the Lord. • Why is God delaying judgment? Scripture: 2 Peter 3:15–18. melt--Our igneous rocks show that they were once in a liquid state. In 3:16, he refers to them as “the untaught and unstable” (in contrast to the steadfast), who distorted the Scriptures to their own destruction. grace and . But, replies Peter, the flood came in spite of their reasonings; so will the conflagration of the earth come in spite of the "scoffers" of the last days, changing the whole order of things (the present "world," or as Greek means, "order"), and introducing the new heavens and earth ( 2 Peter 3:13 ). 2 Peter 3 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary helps you understand the riches of the New Testament without hours on tedious language work some things hard to be understood--namely, in reference to Christ's coming, for example, the statements as to the man of sin and the apostasy, before Christ's coming. Refutation of their scoffing from Scripture history. to you--Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, the same region as Peter addresses. This series (free) carefully develops the training needed to overcome sexual sins. (2 Peter 3:9), • What will happen when the Lord decides it is time for judgment? 2 Peter 3:2 "That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Savior:" “Holy prophets”: The Old testament prophets are in view, who were holy in contrast to the unholy false teachers. God's peace can help us live above anxieties as we learn to trust in Him! From the time of the promise of Christ's coming as Saviour and King being given to the fathers, down to the present time, all things continue, and have continued, as they now are, from "the beginning of creation." other scriptures--Paul's Epistles were, therefore, by this time, recognized in the Church, as "Scripture": a term never applied in any of the fifty places where it occurs, save to the Old and New Testament sacred writings. Nevertheless--"But": in contrast to the destructive effects of the day of God stand its constructive effects. It shall be surely fulfilled "according to His promise" ( 2 Peter 3:13 ). one day . thousand years--( Psalms 90:4 ): Moses there says, Thy eternity, knowing no distinction between a thousand years and a day, is the refuge of us creatures of a day. 2 Peter 2:1-22 | 2 Peter 3:1-18, Intro | 1 Peter 4:1-2 | 1 Peter 4:3-6 | 1 Peter 4:6 Int | 1 Peter 4:7-11 | Questions, Lost in Lust | Secret Look | Word study| Lust vs. Love | Power of Love | Pornography, BFF Homepage | Top | About us | Pray for us | BFF's Approach | BFF Store | BFF RSS | Topics | OT | NT. By praying for His coming, furthering the preaching of the Gospel for a witness to all nations, and bringing in those whom "the long-suffering of God" waits to save, we hasten the coming of the day of God. 1. now--"This now a second Epistle I write." hath written--Greek aorist, "wrote," as a thing wholly past: Paul was by this time either dead, or had ceased to minister to them. God has purposely delayed judgment. the heavens--which the scoffers say' shall "continue" as they are ( 2 Peter 3:4 , Matthew 24:35 , Revelation 21:1 ). (2 Peter 3:14), • How should we regard the mockers' accusation that the Lord isn't coming? 12. hasting unto--with the utmost eagerness desiring [WAHL], praying for, and contemplating, the coming Saviour as at hand. So Peter in Acts 2:20 (from Joel 3:4) and Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:2; 1 Corinthians 5:5; and day of Christ in Philemon 2:16 and day of God in 2 Peter 2:12 and day of judgment already in 2 Peter 2:9; 2 Peter 3:7. . Their own pleasure is their sole law, unrestrained by reverence for God. 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. thousand years as one day--No delay which occurs is long to God: as to a man of countless riches, a thousand dollars are as a single penny. (Compare Psalms 10:11 , 73:11 .) Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 2 Peter 3:8-15a EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Peter is writing to encourage Christians to live Godly lives (1:3) that they “may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust” (1:4). Their ignorance is voluntary. GOD'S LONG SUFFERING A MOTIVE TO REPENTANCE, AS PAUL'S EPISTLES SET FORTH; CONCLUDING EXHORTATION TO GROWTH IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. How watchful, prayerful, zealous! some--the "scoffers." . All rights reserved. Your duty, seeing that this is so, is to be ever eagerly expecting the day of God. The New Testament is clear that the enemy deceitfully infiltrates the church with false teachers who sound biblical, but deceptively lead God’s people away from the truth into destructive heresies. Confirm Your Calling and Election. The "all" seems to imply they were now completed. (C) Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1988 What teaching that denies a creation has gained popularity around the world? kept in store--Greek, "treasured up." elements--the component materials of the world [WAHL]. 5. 13 But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Ephesians 4:15 , "Grow up into Him, the Head, Christ." • Finish the phrase, with the Lord one day is .... . (2 Peter 3:10), • Because of this kind of judgment, how then shall we live? 2. prophets--of the Old Testament. https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-general-epistles/second-peter without spot--at the coming marriage feast of the Lamb, in contrast to 2 Peter 2:13 , "Spots they are and blemishes while they feast," not having on the King's pure wedding garment. The Greek verb is always in New Testament used as neuter (as English Version here), not active; but the Septuagint uses it actively. 2). 2 Peter 3, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this verse-by-verse commentary contain gems of information … Still Peter distinguishes Paul's Epistle, or Epistles, "TO YOU," from "all his (other) Epistles," showing that certain definite churches, or particular classes of believers, are meant by "you." 1 Peter 2:1-3 COMMENTARY. 4. All BFF's New Testament Biblical material in one spot! Compare "in peace," 2 Peter 3:14 , a practical exhibition of which Peter now gives in showing how perfectly agreeing Paul (who wrote the Epistle to the Galatians) and he are, notwithstanding the event recorded ( Galatians 2:11-14 ). will--emphatical. 11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, come--go and be received to repentance: the Greek implies there is room for their being received to repentance (compare Greek, 2:2 , John 8:37 ). this one thing--as the consideration of chief importance ( Luke 10:42 ). blameless--( 1 Corinthians 1:8 , Philippians 1:10 , 1 Thessalonians 3:13 , 5:23 ). There are exegetical commentaries, scholarly and technical commentaries, as well as commentaries that are easy to understand. The Life Core: Discovering the Heart of Great Training. 1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, "Paul seemed thereby to delay Christ's coming to a longer period than the other apostles, whence some doubted altogether His coming" [BENGEL]. 3 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. 2 Peter 3 Commentary, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon Learn about the first steps of discipleship! for ever--Greek, "to the day of eternity": the day that has no end: "the day of the Lord," beginning with the Lord's coming. His eternity exceeds all measures of time: to His divine knowledge all future things are present: His power requires not long delays for the performance of His work: His long-suffering excludes all impatient expectation and eager haste, such as we men feel. according to the wisdom given unto him--adopting Paul's own language, 1 Corinthians 3:10 , "According to the grace of God which is given unto me as a wise master-builder." Amen." They obstinately shut their eyes to the Scripture record of the creation and the deluge; the latter is the very parallel to the coming judgment by fire, which Jesus mentions, as Peter doubtless remembered. BFF is now on Facebook! . The certainty, suddenness, and concomitant effects, of the coming of the day of the Lord. wherein--rather as Greek, "on account of (or owing to) which" day. 2 Peter 2:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 2:3, NIV: "In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories.Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping." Are you living more godly lives because of these thoughts or have you not remembered these teachings? The Day of the Lord. any--not desiring that any, yea, even that the scoffers, should perish, which would be the result if He did not give space for repentance. He is equally blessed in one day and in a thousand years. 2 Peter Bible Study Questions: Living Godly Lives in the Last Days [2 Peter 3:1-18] is the last of five Bible studies on the Book of 2 Peter which challenge us and even show us how to … 3. in which--Epistles. 15 and regard the patience of our Lord to be salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, (2 Peter 3:12), • Describe what we are to be looking for? . Facts about false teachers. 2 Peter Greeting. Peter wants to remind (1:12) those believers who “have obtained a faith of equal standing” (1:1) of what they have been given by belief. Post navigation Previous Previous post: 2 Peter 1:16-21 Commentary by Dwight Peterson is salvation--is designed for the salvation of those yet to be gathered into the Church: whereas those scoffers "count it (to be the result of) slackness" on the Lord's part ( 2 Peter 3:9 ). (2 Peter 3:15)• The words,"Rest of the scriptures" show whose writings are inspired by God? Living Godly Lives in the Last Days [2 Peter 3:1-18]. Theywere Christians who lived in the country that we now call Turkey. The three first Gospels and Acts are included in "the other Scriptures," and perhaps all the New Testament books, save John and Revelation, written later. FABER argues from this that the millennium, &c., must precede Christ's literal coming, not follow it. . Ye already know ( 2 Peter 3:3 ); it is only needed that I remind you ( Jude 1:5 ). Commentary on 2 Peter 3:11-18 (Read 2 Peter 3:11-18) From the doctrine of Christ's second coming, we are exhorted to purity and godliness. 17. wrest--strain and twist (properly with a hand screw) what is straight in itself (for example, 2 Timothy 2:18 ). The teacher's dream! The purified minds of Christians are to be stirred up, that they may be … 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the error of unprincipled men, you fall from your own steadfastness, There is nothing to make Him need either to hasten or delay the end. 1. However, as "the works" in the earth are mentioned separately from "the earth," so it is likely by "elements," mentioned after "the heavens," are meant "the works therein," namely, the sun, moon, and stars (as THEOPHILUS OF ANTIOCH [p. 22, 148, 228]; and JUSTIN MARTYR [Apology, 2.44], use the word "elements"): these, as at creation, so in the destruction of the world, are mentioned [BENGEL]. Questioning the promise of the Lord's coming b. If a person follows his lust, he will eventually develop bad teachings. They reason from seeming delay against the fulfilment of God's word at all. The humanly learned have been often most deficient in spiritual learning, and have originated many heresies. ", Advanced and application questions are combined together in the Advanced Questions and are marked by an . We are to sing hymns of God’s coming, of the new creation of love and justice, declaring with confidence that “the day of the Lord will come” (2 Peter 3:10). SURENESS OF CHRIST'S COMING, AND ITS ACCOMPANIMENTS, DECLARED IN OPPOSITION TO SCOFFERS ABOUT TO ARISE. conversation . Presumptuous skepticism and lawless lust, setting nature and its so-called laws above the God of nature and revelation, and arguing from the past continuity of nature's phenomena that there can be no future interruption to them, was the sin of the antediluvians, and shall be that of the scoffers in the last days. his--Christ's; the subject of prophecy from the earliest days. Our part is to speed forward this consummation by praying, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus" ( Revelation 22:20 ). 14 Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, of It is only God's constantly watchful providence which holds together the present state of things till His time for ending it. shall be--Greek, "are being (in God's appointment, soon to be fulfilled) dissolved"; the present tense implying the certainty as though it were actually present. . (2 Peter 3:11), • Because of the day of God, what two things are we told to do? (2 Peter 3:7). Adulterated with no error. unto you--The Second Epistle, though more general in its address, yet included especially the same persons as the First Epistle was particularly addressed to. heavens--the upper and lower regions of the sky. 3 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, (2 Peter 3:2), • What kind of people will arise in these last days? August 21, 2012 HOW’S YOUR APPETITE? Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. "There is scarce anything drawn from the obscure places, but the same in other places may be found most plain" [AUGUSTINE]. 2 peter 3:1-18.sureness of christ's coming, and its accompaniments, declared in opposition to scoffers about to arise. 18. grow--Not only do not "fall from" ( 2 Peter 3:17 ), but grow onward: the true secret of not going backward. As Revelation 14:2 , "harping with harps." 15. account . Commentaries for 2 Peter Chapter 3 All are cautioned against the love of this world, and against errors. earth standing out of--Greek, "consisting of," that is, "formed out of the water." 13. Knowing this first--from the word of the apostles. godliness--Greek, plural: behaviors (towards men), godlinesses (or pieties towards God) in their manifold modes of manifestation. Compare 2 Timothy 2:23 , a different Greek word, "unlearned," literally, "untutored." our beloved brother Paul--a beautiful instance of love and humility. But (in spite of the mockers, and notwithstanding the delay) come and be present the day of the Lord SHALL. The NASB text is used because it is most literal (though not always best). of old--Greek, "from of old"; from the first. Therefore he had lately written the former Epistle. Hebrews 10:37 , "will not tarry." Looking for Revival? . Why? But as "elements" is not so used in Scripture Greek, perhaps it refers to the component materials of "the heavens," including the heavenly bodies; it clearly belongs to the former clause, "the heavens," not to the following, "the earth," &c. melt--be dissolved, as in 2 Peter 3:11 . (2 Peter 3:8). willingly--wilfully; they do not wish to know. . Just as serioius (even more so since it deals with eternal things) is one’s loss of appetite for the spiritual food found only in God’s Word of Life (Php 2:16-note). In 3:1, he referred to this letter ashis ‘second letter’. 8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2 Peter 1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 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