|Eternal Flame Falls|
Yesterday, I wrote how Peter was reminding us of the good things of God and of what the prophets said. Today, Peter's tone is a little harsher as he tells us that there will be those who will try to put doubts in our heads about the coming of Christ. This is why it is so important to remember what we have learned in the Bible because the pressure we face in the world can be strong. Just because others laugh at the ideas of God doesn't mean that they are not real.
The other thing that Peter wrote about is the fact that there will be those who "deliberately forget" that God created the world by His command and also destroyed it with a flood. The phrase deliberately forget really has struck a chord with me. The Greek word translated as deliberately is thelō which means to be resolved or determined. It can also mean to take delight in [something]. The Greek word for forget is lanthanō which means hidden or unaware. To me, this implies that the people Peter is writing about are people who once knew that God created the world and they have purposefully set it aside and kept it hidden from their thoughts. This shows that they made a choice to turn away from God, which is probably why Peter reminds us that the day of judgement really is coming whether or not they want to believe it.
This may seem harsh; however, I ask that you stay with me this week because Peter writes about a patient and loving God within all these warnings. The warnings are for both us and those who have chosen to walk away. For us so that we understand what we are doing if we were to choose to forget who our God is. For those who have walked away and kept God hidden from their thoughts (although they are not hidden from His thoughts) they are warned so they can come back. Stick through this chapter so you can see the hope we have to look forward to and the immense love God has for the entire world.
Do you choose to remember your Creator?
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