2 Peter 3:11-18 Reading the Passage

Three Guidelines for Godly Living as We Await Christ’s Return – 2 Peter 3:11-18

3 (11) Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? —You ought to live in holy conduct and godliness, (12) as you watch for and eagerly await the coming of the day of God. On that day the heavens will be destroyed by fire and the elements will be dissolved by the intense heat. (13) But, according to his promise, we are watching for a new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness resides. (14) Therefore, beloved, since you are watching for these things, make every effort to be pure and blameless so as to be found at peace with him. (15) Recognize that the great patience of our Lord is intended for salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you, in accordance with the wisdom given to him. (16) Just as in all his letters he speaks about these things. In his letters there are things that are difficult to understand, which those who are ignorant and unstable distort, just as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. (17) You therefore, beloved, knowing this in advance, be on guard so that you will not be led astray by the error of lawless men and fall from your own secure position. (18) But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.