Where is his promised return?

DoubtsThe first task of those who want to rob us of faith is inserting doubts by questioning God’s faithfulness.

Where is his promised return?
2 Peter 3:4a NET

Excellent example of a question that doesn’t seek information, but rather sows doubt, in order to influence and separate from the truth. Ever since the serpent suggested through a question that God’s commandment didn’t quite mean what it said, the devil and his servants have been using such strategies to discourage obedience.

When somebody says, “Is it really true that …?”, run. When a person asks, “Did God really mean that?”, it’s likely that your hearing a scoffer trying to destroy your faith.

Father, I believe in your word, I trust in your plan, which operates according to your timetable, and for your glory. Amen.

 

3 Replies to “Where is his promised return?”

  1. Great thoughts!

    We talked about Proverbs 30 tonight in class…Lord willing we’re going to keep talking next week becuase we didn’t get done. I love verses 5,6.

    “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
    Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”

    We talked more about verses 7-10 but your post made me think of verses 5, 6 right away.

    1. Thanks, Eugene, that’s a good reference here, for the trustworthiness of God’s word. Pretty much Peter’s point, that his word came through in the past, and will in the future. We read chapter 3 in our group last night, and v. 13 also buttresses the point that our hope comes “according to his promise.”

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