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2 Peter 1:1

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter was a recipient of God's grace and salvation, and a eye-witness of His majesty and glory.. and this same headstrong young fisherman, who was the first to proclaim by revelation, Thou art the Christ the Son of the living God, addresses himself to fellow-believers, in simplicity and humility as: the bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ.

Simon was the one who denied His Lord three times and yet read more...

2 Peter 1:2

2 Peter 1:2

God commended His love towards us in that while we were still sinners and estranged from Himself, Christ died for us; forgave us of our sins, removed us from condemnation; came to take up residence within our hearts and abide within us. He positioned us in Christ, gave us His life, promised to do a good work within us, bestowed on us eternal life and poured into us the riches of His glory, simply because we trusted Christ Jesus as Saviour.

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2 Peter 1:3

2 Peter 1:3

The position and privileges that are ours in Christ Jesus and all that we will ever need to live a godly life which is pleasing to the Lord, were given to us as a free gift of God's grace - through the merit of Christ's sacrificial death at Calvary and because of His omnipotent, divine power.

As His children we are called to live a life of godliness.. to live our life in spirit and truth and to live in total dependence upon our read more...

2 Peter 1:4

2 Peter 1:4

What privilege to know that through His divine power.. God has given every believer in Christ Jesus our Lord, ALL we need that pertain to life and godliness - and it is appropriated through a knowledge of Him.

God has already equipped us with the power to live a victorious Christian life - to live our lives as He intended us to live (i.e. in total dependence on Him) - and His divine power is accessed through a knowledge read more...

2 Peter 1:5

2 Peter 1:5

The urgency of Peter's message in his second epistle is that the Christians life.. which begins with faith, must grow and develop into Christian maturity and produce spiritual fruit, which is so honouring to the Father.

As believers we are not left on our own to forge through our Christian life blindly.. depending on our own personal potential, business acumen, innate abilities, or educational excellence, for to do so would cause read more...

2 Peter 1:6

2 Peter 1:6

Grace and peace is not only given to the child of God but multiplied as we grow in grace and in a knowledge of our heavenly Father and our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Because we trusted the Lord Jesus as Saviour, all that we need for life, godliness and spiritual growth is ours already - but it is accessed by faith. We started our spiritual journey by grace through faith in Christ and we are kept throughout our life-journey by the read more...

2 Peter 1:7

2 Peter 1:7

We are to grow in grace - to grow in godliness and Christlikeness. We are to display the fruit of the Spirit in the bond of peace and we are to demonstrate the gracious characteristics that only come from above, in our everyday life and pattern of living.

As children of our heavenly Father, we are to function in the divine nature, that is ours, by faith in Christ. The Lord Jesus lived his life, from start to finish, in the way read more...

2 Peter 1:8

2 Peter 1:8

Peter knew that the Christian life begins with precious faith in the finished work of Christ and continues with maturing faith, as it is implemented day by day throughout our earthly walk. But he also knew that spiritual growth is not automatic, for we must grow and mature in grace and in a knowledge of our Saviour Jesus Christ - and we do this as we trust in the promises of God, and depend on Him alone through all the read more...

2 Peter 1:9

2 Peter 1:9

Our heavenly Father desires that all His children walk in spirit and truth. He wants each one of us to become firmly established in the faith and produce much fruit in our lives - to His praise and glory. Indeed it is the desire of most Christians to be fruitful and to live a life that is honoring to God.

Peter points out how blessed we are that in Christ.. we have been given all we need to live a life of godliness - because God read more...

2 Peter 1:10

2 Peter 1:10

God knows the end from the beginning. He knows before the foundation of the world the choices that every man and woman will make with regard to their salvation. God knew Your choice and He knew mine before we were even born.. and we, who at some point in our life have chosen to accept His gift of salvation, were elected as God's children - before the foundation of the world.

God has given every man and woman volition to choose read more...

2 Peter 1:11

2 Peter 1:11

Our privileges and position in Christ are beyond our comprehension and we have been given all that that we need for life and godliness as a free gift of grace - and it is ALL by faith in Him. Instead of facing God's justified wrath and eternal indignation.. grace and peace has been multiplied to us, by faith in Christ Jesus our Saviour.. and in Him we have been forgiven of our many sins and reckoned by our heavenly Father as righteous.

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2 Peter 1:12

2 Peter 1:12

The old apostle Peter knew that his time on earth was short, but felt it necessary to continue reminding believers of the truths of the Word of God and of the responsibility we all have to become increasingly established in the gospel of Christ.. so that we may grow in grace and become increasingly fruitful in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour.. Jesus Christ.

Peter's heart desire was to establish believers in the gospel read more...

2 Peter 1:13

2 Peter 1:13

After the customary greeting to his readers, Peter begins his letter by reminding us of our privileged position in Christ as believers, and emphases the importance of our Christian conduct, in the light of this gracious, God-given advantage we have been given.

He catalogues the divine power that is ours in Christ, for in Him, God has given us all we need that pertains to life and godliness. And he reminds us of the exceedingly read more...

2 Peter 1:14

2 Peter 1:14

It must have been amazing to watch the apostle Peter grow in grace and mature in his Christian faith, in his advancing years. Peter grew from the young, petulant man, who boasted that he would die for the Lord, even though others would forsake Him.. to that old seasoned saint, who came to understand.. that the trial of our faith is more precious to the Lord, than gold.

Though we are in the world, Peter understood that we are as read more...

2 Peter 1:15

2 Peter 1:15

By the time Peter, the big, brawny, blustery fisherman, was writing his second epistle, we discover he had matured into a modest and unassuming man, who continued to express his deep devotion for his divine Master and articulate his immense gratitude for his eternal salvation. Peter continued to enumerate to others the privileges that are the right of all who trust in Him.

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2 Peter 1:16

2 Peter 1:16

Peter was one of the three disciples in Christ's 'inner circle'. He was a man that boasted of his loyalty and love for the Lord in the early days of faith. He walked with Jesus along the way, and witnessed Christ's powerful prayer in the garden of Gethsemane. He was both astonished and bewildered, when Jesus, the incarnate Word of God, girded Himself with a towel, and began to wash His disciple's dirty feet - but Peter was also an eye-witness to Christ's heavenly read more...

2 Peter 1:17

2 Peter 1:17

The apostle Peter was one of the men who heard the voice of John the Baptist, crying in the wilderness preparing the way of the Lord. He was one of the company who went in and out among Christ’s disciples from the beginning, and readily responded to the Lord’s call to follow Me .

He heard the gracious words that Jesus spoke and saw despised lepers healed. He witnessed the dead being raised, the blind receiving their sight and the lame walking. He read more...

2 Peter 1:18

2 Peter 1:18

In the first chapter of second Peter, members of the body of Christ are called to develop a strong Christian character. Spiritual growth and maturing in the faith is not something we have to do in our own strength. By God's grace we have been given everything we need for life and godliness, and the apostle Peter wants us to keep this in the forefront of our minds.

He reminds us that as born-again children of God read more...

2 Peter 1:19

2 Peter 1:19

We live in a dark world. Despite the advances that man has made in areas such as medicine and technology, nonetheless the world is a dark place, where evil rules - and the Christian is called to live by faith in the Word of God and not by sight.. we are to live by faith in His WORD and not because of our feelings, experiences or emotions.

The Word of God not only tells us of our salvation by grace through faith in Christ as read more...

2 Peter 1:20

2 Peter 1:20

The Word of God is not simply a collection of so many interesting writings from antiquity, but it is living and powerful and has been breathed-out from the heart of the living God to enliven those who trust in His name. Not only was it the Spirit that prompted and inspired holy men of God to script His message to humankind, but He continues to prompt and inspire all who search its pages diligently - with a desire to discover the truth within its pages and an read more...

2 Peter 1:21

2 Peter 1:21

God has spoken to man through the holy Scriptures and His Word endures forever. The Bible is the singular, unchanging and non-negotiable plumb-line for truth, and it was holy men of God who were moved by the Holy Spirit in bygone days, who were entrusted to record the sacred; inerrant; God-breathed text.

The Scriptures were not devised by the whimsical impulses of men, nor manufactured from their own creative imagination, but God read more...

2 Peter 2:1

2 Peter 2:1

In talking to the believers of his day, Peter not only reminded them that although the Scriptures were written by human authors, whose writings demonstrated their individual personality their personal vocabulary and their own indigenous style.. nonetheless, the Scriptures they wrote are divinely inspired, by the Holy Spirit of God.

The New Testament is equally inspired of God, equally without error or contradiction and equally read more...

2 Peter 2:3

2 Peter 2:3

It was once said that: the devil is never more satanic than when he carries a Bible, and the Scriptures give multiple warnings to beware of false prophets and flawed teachers, with their counterfeit gospel, their doctrines of demons and a different 'Jesus', which too often results from their fraudulent greed.

Paul warns that because of their greed, these false teachers will exploit the flock of God with made-up stories, read more...

2 Peter 2:4

2 Peter 2:4

The focal subject, throughout this second chapter of Peter, is false teaching. There always has been and always will be false teaching, error and deception, side by side with the truth of God's Word. Holy men of Israel spoke the word of God in spirit and in truth, but alongside them were those that were teaching falsehood, delusion and deceit.

Both in the old and new testaments we discover ungodly lies and satanic trickery, and read more...

2 Peter 2:20

2 Peter 2:20

In this passage Peter is raising concern that those, who for a time escaped the pollution and defilement of the world, when they heard about the Lord Jesus, end up in a far worse state when they return to the world's entanglements. This verse has caused many Christians to think their salvation is lost if they become discouraged; walk away from their faith for a time or become engage in worldly carnality. It is therefore read more...

2 Peter 2:21

2 Peter 2:21

In the final three verses of his second letter, Peter is explaining that unbelievers, who for a time were enticed by false teachers into believing a fake gospel with a counterfeit Christ, end up in a worse spiritual state than at the beginning. They may have escaped the impurity of the world, for a short time.. with its many entanglements when they came into a knowledge of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, but they could never be born from above. They could read more...

2 Peter 2:22

2 Peter 2:22

Both saved and unsaved people use this well-known saying, from Proverbs, to show concern for a friend, or acquaintance, who has returned to an unsavoury relationship or pulled back into some unwholesome activity - it has happened to them according to the true proverb, "a dog returns to its own vomit," and, "a sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."

This is an excellent description of a foolish, read more...

2 Peter 3:1

2 Peter 3:1

Peter walked with Jesus, talked with Him and spent three amazing years with the lovely Lord Jesus, Whom he confessed as Christ, the Son of the living God. He was one of the twelve disciples who were sent, by Christ, to minister to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, preaching the gospel of the kingdom; healing the sick; raising the dead; cleansing the lepers and casting out demons.

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2 Peter 3:2

2 Peter 3:2

The apostle Peter stresses the importance of the Word of God in the life of all believers, knowing that Christendom is awash with false teachers, doctrines of demons and a willing ignorance of the truth of Scripture.

How important it is to remember the God-breathed predictions of the Lord's holy prophets of the Old Testament and how necessary to recollect the words, wisdom and warnings of the Lord Jesus Himself, which has been read more...

2 Peter 3:3

2 Peter 3:3

God has broken into history on a number of occasions and Peter is keen to remind us that the time is coming, when once again God will intervene in a Christ-rejecting sinful world, in order to carry out His plans and purposes to completion.

The Lord stepped into history at the flood when He saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become, for every inclination of the human heart was continuously evil in those days. He read more...

2 Peter 3:4

2 Peter 3:4

We live in a world that has systematically eliminated the Creator and His Christ from every area of national, governmental, educational, social, scientific and family life and replaced it with a flawed system of rationalism and relative thinking.

Not only is God blasphemed and scorned in all the corridors of power, at home and abroad.. the Biblical prophecies of Christ's return to judge the world are treated with scorn, mockery read more...

2 Peter 3:5

2 Peter 3:5

Like all new Testament apostles, who were ordained by God to write the Scripture, Peter wants to ensure that Christian men and women, remain mindful of past prophetic writings, and important apostolic commandments.

As he neared the end of his second epistle, Peter expressed his deep desire.. that believers maintain their hope in the Lord's return, and pay heed to the signs of the times, in which they live - signs which would read more...

2 Peter 3:8

2 Peter 3:8

In contrast to Peter’s earlier dialogue of the multitudes of mockers that scoff at the fast approaching day of the Lord, when God pours out His wrath on a Christ-rejecting sinful world, during the great tribulation, Peter outlines a truth that has escaped the notice of many - that one day with God is as 1000 years, and 1000 years as a single day.

Some disbelieve because of the centuries that have rolled by without His return, read more...

2 Peter 3:9

2 Peter 3:9

Humanity is tethered to time and enclosed in space, unaware of the eternal, unrestricted perspective of the Father. We are hooked into a world of the moment and a life of the limited, while God is unfolding His plans and purposes for the benefit of mankind, which He knew in the eternal council chambers of heaven, before the creation was spoken into being. God is not slow to fulfil His promises to us, and any perceived delay in the mindset of man, cannot invalidate read more...

2 Peter 3:10

2 Peter 3:10

The Day-of-the-Lord is a topic that is widely discussed in both the Old and New Testaments. Unlike certain Church-age doctrines, like the rapture, the dispensation of the grace of God or the new-man-in-Christ, which were hidden from past ages and generations, the Day-of-the-Lord is openly taught, throughout the Word of God.

The Day-of-the-Lord covers a time that starts with a seven-year period of great trouble and tribulation, read more...

2 Peter 3:11

2 Peter 3:11

As the apostle Peter neared the end of his life he taught about the coming day of the Lord and warned the little flock of Christ that in the last days mocking men would ridicule the truth of Christ’s return demonstrating their ignorance of the God’s Word and their foolish assumptions that things are going to continue on ad-infinitum. God stepped into the pages of history many times to pronounce His judgement on a Christ rejecting sinful world – following an read more...

2 Peter 3:13

2 Peter 3:13

Both Peter and Paul gave some excellent information about “the Day of the Lord”. It begins with the prophesised “Time of Jacob’s Trouble”, continues into the millennial reign of Christ on earth – and on into the eternal ages.

“The Day of the Lord” reaches its climax with the destruction of the first, fallen heaven and cursed earth, and continues with the creation of a new heaven and a blessed, new earth – before continuing into the read more...

2 Peter 3:14

2 Peter 3:14

As Peter nears the end of his earthly life, there seems to be an increasing urgency to warn the body of Christ of the mounting danger of false teachers, whom the apostle identified as rebellions, mercenary, animalistic and deceitful men, who are persistent sinners.

Although he reassures us that such false teachers will finally be deposed and destroyed at the second advent of Christ, when He returns to set up His millennial read more...

2 Peter 3:15

2 Peter 3:15

Peter was eager to stir up the minds of the saints to whom he was writing. He was keen to bring to their remembrance everything he had taught them. He also wanted them to pay attention to the words spoken by prophets of old, the apostle Paul and Christ’s other holy apostles.

Knowing he was soon to die, Peter was motivated to remind his read more...

2 Peter 3:16

2 Peter 3:16

The one thing that so many Bible expositors fail to do is to teach the Scriptures literally, grammatically, historically and in context. What is the topic under discussion? Who spoke the word or penned the sacred text and to whom is a particular passage addressed and why?

In this final letter, just before his death, the aged apostle Peter read more...

2 Peter 3:18

2 Peter 3:18

The grace of God spills over the pages of Peter's epistles like so many sparkling jewels, and in the final words of his letter, we as believers are encouraged to grow in the grace that has been so freely bestowed on all who believe in God's free gift of salvation.  We are to dig our roots down deeply into the depths of His Word and we are to reach out into the farthest extremities of His grace, which are higher than the heavens and deeper that the ocean read more...