Bible: 2 Pet 3:9-15

3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, 1  as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish 2  for any 3  to perish but for all to come to repentance. 4  3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; when it comes, 5  the heavens will disappear 6  with a horrific noise, 7  and the celestial bodies 8  will melt away 9  in a blaze, 10  and the earth and every deed done on it 11  will be laid bare. 12  3:11 Since all these things are to melt away 13  in this manner, 14  what sort of people must we 15  be, conducting our lives in holiness and godliness, 16  3:12 while waiting for and hastening 17  the coming of the day of God? 18  Because of this day, 19  the heavens will be burned up and 20  dissolve, and the celestial bodies 21  will melt away in a blaze! 22  3:13 But, according to his promise, we are waiting for 23  new heavens and a new earth, in which 24  righteousness truly resides. 25 

Exhortation to the Faithful

3:14 Therefore, dear friends, since you are waiting for 26  these things, strive to be found 27  at peace, without spot or blemish, when you come into his presence. 28  3:15 And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation, 29  just as also our dear brother Paul 30  wrote to you, 31  according to the wisdom given to him,

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