Peter most clearly explains the Day, of the Lord’s Second Coming as King, and we need to frame our understanding of Rev. 6-19 through the other Scriptures God has already given to us.
Avoiding the Pitfalls
Peter who is writing at the end of his life, lays out for the early church these very practical keys to a life that pleases God; and avoids the pitfalls that are so easily entangling and distracting believers from their calling in Christ.
Here again, are his five lessons that revolve around warnings about materialism:
• Materialism Blurs our Purpose in Life as Disciples: Live Redemptively (v.1-9)
• Materialism Clouds our Minds with the Idolatry of Coveting: Keep Alert (v. 10-11)
• Materialism Clutters Our Lives with Discontent: Build Fireproof (v. 12-13)
• Materialism Blinds Our Eyes to Christ with Earthly Treasures: Look Up (v. 14-17)
• Materialism Corrodes Our Wills by Serving Two Masters: Obey Jesus v.18
Our challenge today is to:
Beware of Spiritual Blindness
As we stand, listen to Peter’s heart reflected in these words to Christ’s Church, breathed out through Peter by the Spirit of God.
2 Peter 3:14-17 (NKJV) Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; 15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;
The Gospels are the Context of Peter’s Epistles