Lay Pastor Malcolm Brewer teaches on Psalm 90 in “Praying Like Moses.”
2 Peter is a reminder that we serve a Sovereign God who is in control of all events! In chapter 2, the apostle Peter warns the persecuted believers of the danger of false teachers who were increasing in number and popularity by telling people what they wanted to hear and twisting Christ’s teaching. He urged the believers (and urges us) to expect this and to stand firm by paying close attention and holding fast to God’s truth. Through the references to Noah and Lot, the righteous are reassured of God’s care for them, and the wicked are warned of God’s destruction if they do not repent.
The book of 2 Peter is written with an emphasis on holy living, sanctification, and how to address false teaching. The recurring theme is standing firm in the midst of deception, persecution, and false teaching. Peter encourages believers not to allow any of these trials to bring them sadness, because we have God’s promises that He will make things right, and we have the assurance that His timing is perfect.