Matthew Week 3: Day 4

Pray and read

Ask God to be at work by his Spirit as you read his word that you might grow in love, loyalty and likeness to the Lord Jesus. Read 2 Peter 3:1-18.

Explore

What encouragement does Peter give to those who might be discouraged as they continue to wait for the Lord’s coming?

How will the Lord come, when he comes? How does this compare to the parables in Matthew, and to Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians?

What kind of people does Peter encourage his readers to be?

Apply

Do you ever feel impatient for the Lord’s return? How can Peter’s words help you to persevere?

Pray

Thank God that he is not slow in keeping his promises, but patient with us.

Ask God to lift your eyes as your wait for the Lord Jesus’ return, that the hope of the new creation will enable you to persevere in faith and godliness until that day.

Amy Stopher