Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Verse of the Day for Tuesday, November 30, 2021


Verse of the Day
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

2 Peter 3:10-11
The day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives.
The “day of the Lord” refers to the day when God brings judgment on his enemies and salvation for his people. Through history there have been a series of “days of the Lord,” such as the destruction of nations (Isa 22:2–25; Jer 46:10), the crucifixion (Mt 27:45–54) and the day of Pentecost (Ac 2:1–41). Each of these mini “days of the Lord” anticipates the climactic day of the Lord, when at the end of human history God will bring final judgment on his enemies and final salvation for his people. In the New Testament the day of the Lord is often referred to as the day of Jesus Christ (1Co 1:8; Php 1:6,10; 2:16; 2Th 1:5–12).

Three things will happen on the day of the Lord. First, the heavens will disappear. Second, the elements (which in Peter’s day referred to the earth, air, wind, and fire) will burn and dissolve. This language envisions either the complete destruction of the world or, more likely, its purification. Third, the earth and the works done on it will be exposed for all to see (cf. Mt 10:26; Ro 2:15–16).

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Scripture from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.

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