2 Peter 3

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The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

– 2 Peter 3:9

Why has God delayed as long as He has? Because of His gracious desire to rescue as many people as possible. Thus, while the Spirit and the bride say “Come Lord Jesus,” (Revelation 22:17, 20) He waits to be gracious (Isaiah 30:18).

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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2 Peter 2

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And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.

– 2 Peter 2:2

Words like this are a shock. There are (apparently) many who will follow after the false and destructive teaching of false prophets. Therefore it is essential that the disciple know the word of Christ so well that when a counterfeit appears, it is immediately identifiable.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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2 Peter 1

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as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,

— 2 Peter 1:3

God has graciously given to us all that we need to live this life in a godly manner, through our knowledge of Him. By His divine power there is nothing lacking. Thus, all that is needed is for us to walk in the empowering of His divine endowment.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

1 Peter 5

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The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.

1 Peter 5:1-4

Perhaps more than any other passage, 1 Peter 5:1-4 perfectly describes the shepherding work of the ministry of Christ. Peter, though he was no doubt well respected and honored by the early church, saw himself as a fellow elder in the church. And as an elder, he exhorts others, that also occupy the role, to shepherd God’s people in a way that glorifies the Chief Shepherd, and anticipates His reward in the future.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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1 Peter 4

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For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.

— 1 Peter 4:3

God is able to restore the years that the locust have eaten (Joel 2:25), but God’s grace and restorative power is no reason to allow the enemy to continue to decimate the fruitfulness that could be produced in your life.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

1 Peter 3

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Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;

– 1 Peter 3:8

By (our fallen) nature we are divided. But in Christ we are joined as one. Therefore, we must seek—by the enabling power of the Spirit—to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We must endeavor to be of one mind, and in the areas were we differ and disagree, to exalt compassion for one another over the carnal ambition to be right.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

1 Peter 2

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as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,

– 1 Peter 2:2

There is no better way to grow as a disciple of Christ than to desire and devour the pure milk of God’s Word.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

1 Peter 1

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… who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

– 1 Peter 1:5

We, by God’s grace, are kept, by God’s power, as we trust in Him and His promised redemption that shall come when all is wrapped up and finished.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

James 5

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Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

– James 5:11

There is a blessing for those who hang in in hope, and endure. Tribulations produce perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. And the hope produced will not disappoint, because it is not a wishful thinking hope, but an absolutely certain hope.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

James 4

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Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

– James 4:17

It doesn’t get much clearer than that. If your conscience convicts you, or the Word of Scripture confronts you, and still you persist, you’re on very dangerous ground.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon