August 5th, 2016
God’s Judgement and Our Response
Are you amazed at how much God is showing you over these last five weeks in this short book of 2 Peter? How much have you learned and applied to your own life from the two chapters we’ve gone deeper into?
This week we looked at Chapter 2 again.
Did you notice the word ‘judgement’ repeated throughout Chapter 2? I marked it 4 times (if you found more, let me know! I usually am the one to miss one or two from time to time when I’m studying.)
This week we looked at God’s judgement of the angels that sinned, the ungodly men in the days of Noah and the destruction of those in Sodom & Gomorrah. We also saw how God preserves those who are righteous. The examples of Noah and Lot are so encouraging. In Genesis it says that Noah found favour in the eyes of God. He was righteous, blameless and walked with God. They weren’t perfect people, none of us are, yet God calls them righteous and both were saved from destruction. Through the cross references we looked at in Ezekiel, we see why men stumble and continue to sin and be called ‘unrighteous’. They put everything first before God. They made many idols in their hearts which deemed them ‘estranged from God’.
Did you recognize any of these characteristics of a righteous/unrighteous person in yourself?
Do you want to know who God is and know Him better by continuing to study His word? Or do you call on Him when you’ve tried everything else and don’t know what else to do? Have you put other things as top priority in life? Have you made many idols in your own heart?
From all of our cross references this week God has made it very clear that we are all accountable before God. God judges in black and white, there is no grey area. It is our responsibility to ensure that we are living a life worthy of His calling and choosing (2 Peter 1). When we live a life that is pleasing to God we can with confidence know that the kingdom of God is abundantly supplied to each of us.