Final Words

2 Peter 3

14 h Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him i without spot or j blemish, and k at peace. 15 And count l the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as m our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you n according to the wisdom given him, 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. o There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, p as they do the other Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, q knowing this beforehand, r take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. 18 But s grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. t To him be the glory both now and to the day of u eternity. Amen.

  1. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 15:58
    Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
  2. Cross References
    James 1:27
    Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
  3. Cross References
    Philippians 2:15
    That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.
    Philippians 1:10
    So that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
    1 Thessalonians 3:13
    So that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
  4. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 5:23
    Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  5. Cross References
    2 Peter 3:9
    The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
  6. Cross References
    Acts 15:25
    It has seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose men and send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul.
  7. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 3:10
    According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it.
  8. Cross References
    Hebrews 5:11
    About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 28:13
    And the word of the Lord will be to them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little, that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
  10. Cross References
    2 Peter 1:12
    Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have.
    Mark 13:23
    But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.
  11. Cross References
    2 Peter 1:10
    Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
    1 Corinthians 10:12
    Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
  12. Cross References
    2 Peter 1:5
    For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge.
    Ephesians 4:15
    Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.
    Colossians 1:10
    So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
    Colossians 2:19
    And not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.
    1 Peter 2:2
    Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation -
  13. Cross References
    Romans 11:36
    For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
  14. Cross References
    2 Peter 3:8
    But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
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