S = Scripture: 2 Peter 3:3-9 [GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)]
3First, you must understand this: In the last days people who follow their own desires will appear. These disrespectful people will ridicule God’s promise 4by saying, “What’s happened to his promise to return? Ever since our ancestors died, everything continues as it did from the beginning of the world.”
5They are deliberately ignoring one fact: Because of God’s word, heaven and earth existed a long time ago. The earth appeared out of water and was kept alive by water. 6Water also flooded and destroyed that world. 7By God’s word, the present heaven and earth are designated to be burned. They are being kept until the day ungodly people will be judged and destroyed.
8Dear friends, don’t ignore this fact: One day with the Lord is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. 9The Lord isn’t slow to do what he promised, as some people think. Rather, he is patient for your sake. He doesn’t want to destroy anyone but wants all people to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act.
E = Explanation:
Many people are going to believe that God is not going to end all of this evil in the world and will even not believe in such things as God. We are not to be concerned with when it is going to happen as much as we are supposed to always live as if this moment is our last; because one of these moments will be.
The world has been created by God and even destroyed with the same water He started with in creating. Just because it seems like He is taking a long time from our perspective, He created time and is outside of time. He does not see time the same as we do. If He said He is coming to destroy evil, He will come and evil will be destroyed.
A = Application: I am going to look for 3 ways that I am not actually living like I believe He could returna t any minute and try to change them.
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