2 Peter 3:13-14
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.
I. THAT THE WONDERS IN MAN'S FUTURE ARE TRANSCENDENTLY GREAT. "Such things."
II. THAT THESE WONDERS ARE ANTICIPATED BY SOME. "Ye look for such things."
1. They are expected for very good reasons.
(1) They are certain.
(2) We have an interest in them. These are good reasons.
2. They are expected with very different feelings. By some with indifference, by some with dread, by some with rapturous joy.
III. THAT THESE WONDERS DEMAND PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS. How shall I become prepared to meet them? The text suggests two things as an answer.
1. Reconciliation with God. "Found of him in peace."
2. Sanctification. "Without spot and blameless."
IV. THAT THESE WONDERS DEMAND CHRISTIAN EARNESTNESS. "Be diligent."
1. Think of the greatness of your work.
2. The brevity of your probationary period.
(F. F. Thomas.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.