Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Comment: Peter in summary tells the church to which he is writing to stick with things, that is to persevere; to be stable in their faith and not to listen to truth-twisters. Remember he says that God’s delay in the matter of the second coming of Jesus is an offer of His salvation to any who will accept it. His comment about twisting what has been written is very pertinent for, as I think we all know, if you take them in isolation you can make a Bible passage mean almost anything you want it to. That is, if you take it out of context. It pays to remember that the context for any verse in Scripture is the whole Bible. Knowing the Book well stops us falling into many traps and errors!
Prayer: Please help me to hear well what Peter wrote wisely so many years ago.
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Thank you Barry for your comments on this passage. Taking a verse, or a word, or several words out of context is something which can change the meaning, and which is not a wise thing to do. The context of a verse, or words is most important to get to the truth. The Word of God is the Will of God, and the Will of God is the Word of God. God bless you.