This is Peter's doxology of praise to Jesus Christ our Messiah!!! New heavens and a new earth. It is as by trust His Word, and by believing that His great and precious promises are true,, and by acting on that knowledge by faith - that we may partake of His divine power. Praise God that by faith in Christ's atoning sacrifice we have escaped the corruption that is in the world and praise Him that He has granted us great and precious promises so that through believing His word we may become partakers of His divine power - as we abide in Him and He in us. First of all. 1 Peter 3:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 3:4, NIV: "Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight." God desires all human beings to hear and come (John 6:44-45; 1 Timothy 2:4-6; Revelation 22:17). . Compare Revelation 6:9-11 and notes. God gives His promises with no strings attached. Luke 13:9 His divine power is only ours on account of our union with Christ - by grace through faith in His finished work at Calvary.. and His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness - and comes through a true knowledge of Him. The Old Testament prophets predicted the coming of Christ in Judgment (compare Jude 1:14). "The Bible Study New Testament". And as God's people, we must live lives which are holy and pure!!!" This certainly proves that at this point in time there was already in existence a body of writings accepted as authentic Scripture - in addition to the Old Testament Scriptures!!! See Introduction to James. 2. The apostle Peter helps us to focus on the right things in anticipation of that day. This is now. As their faith deteriorates, they conclude that nothing has really changed in the millennia of (accepted) human history, so it is doubtful that this world will ever end. Heavenly Father, thank You that I have become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and that through a knowledge of Him I have been granted everything that pertains to life and godliness. Instead. God has already equipped us with the power to live a victorious Christian life - to live our lives as He intended us to live (i.e. And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? Compare note on 1 Corinthians 16:22. "- Weymouth Bibleand saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? Bibliography InformationIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on 2 Peter 3:4". We see no sign of any such thing. Why does God delay??? The timing of Christ's return was the source of quite a bit of confusion in the first century, and so Peter reminds his audience that a tremendous amount of God's Word has to do with that very topic. The Bereans "received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so" (Acts 17:10-11). Young's By the time Peter wrote this (scholars date II Peter in 64 AD), the world is in real turmoil. The Expositor's Greek Testament says: "No distinction is made between the Day of the Lord, and the Coming of Christ. I have tried to arouse. The things spoken by the Old Testament prophets. From the death of the fathers till now everything has gone on as it was from the making of the world.- Basic English Bibleand saying, Where is the promise of his coming? But you never progress away from God's act in Christ to set you free: you progress deeper and deeper into it!!! God is working and intervening, making adjustments in the course of international, national, and personal events, as the incidents of the Flood and the Tower of Babel vividly illustrate. Everything God has for his people is based on CHRIST-ON-THE-CROSS!!! for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation.- King James Version and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming?