2 Peter 3:11-12 – How Should We Live Now?


2 Peter 3:11-12


It seems as though the world is at the same time self-destructing and calling down the judgment of God. But for those who belong to Christ, these dismal surroundings are a summons not to passivity or despondency but to a lifestyle of eager expectancy and faithfulness.


The letter is full of ominous warnings. Given the grave concerns of the writer and his passionate commitment to sustain and affirm the teachings of the Apostle Peter, this is just what we would expect. But there is also a great deal of emphasis on the hope and purpose of living well, living wisely, and living circumspectly in the light of the great grace that has been received.