Final Call to Diligent Perseverance
Passage: 2 Peter 3:14–18
Main Idea: Through Christ and His word, believers have all they need to preserve to the end.
Jesus Provides Our Means to Persevere in His Perfect Righteousness
- 14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.
- 2 Peter 2:13b
- 1 Peter 1:18, 19
- Romans 4:3–5, 22–25
God’s Word Provides Our Means to Diligently Persevere In Christ to the End
- 15, 16 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.
- Psalm 119:162, 166–168
- 17, 18 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
- Colossians 3:15–17
- Am I relying on Christ alone for saving righteousness and on His word for persevering in righteousness to the end?
- Ephesians 2:19–22
- Ephesians 4:14–16