Monthly Meditation November 2022 – Responding to the Times
Where Can We Look in Times Like These?
In what seems almost symbolic, one of my study Bibles is coming apart at the seams with a total break at II Peter chapter three. The result is that the book naturally flops open at this particular passage as if to purposely remind me of Peter’ words.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (II Peter 3:10-13)
Three times in this short passage concerning our stance of readiness for the end times, the apostle uses the verb “to see.” He tells us to take notice that TETWAWKI is coming and to determine what kind of people we must be in light of that reality; he admonishes us to look for and eagerly anticipate the day when this transition is to occur; he commands us to look for the new heavens and new earth that are promised as a replacement for the present evil age. I’m sure that we are all aware that we are living in what the scripture refers to as perilous times. In times like these, it is important that we have a proper focus for our attention lest we become victims of the chaos of the times. We must be like the sons of Issachar who understood the times in which they lived and kept a proper perspective on all the events around them. (I Chronicles 12:32)