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Verse of the Day (November 30, 2019)

Verse of the Day (November 30, 2019) #BMSeminary – God’s vision for the world is that every square inch will be covered with the knowledge of his glory, like the waters cover the seas (Hab. 2:14). God’s cleansing renewal will one day wash over this globe and restore all things. We, along with all creation, groan inwardly for this restoration (Rom. 8:22–23). To this restorative conclusion of history Peter now turns. He knows it will be a great encouragement to those suffering spiritually from the corruption of the church and also suffering bodily from outside persecution and hardship. The destruction of the world to which Peter refers is not the final word about the fall of humanity and the resulting corruption; no, there is the promise of “new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Pet. 3:13; cf. Job 19:25; Isa. 65:17; 66:22; 1 Cor. 15:50–58). Perhaps recalling Jesus’ words in Matthew 24:36–51, Peter writes that the reality of our future judgment, vindication, and transformation should encourage us to be holy and godly in the present age (2 Pet. 3:11). (Gospel Transformation Study Bible)

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