So Peter tells us right upfront in this chapter that he is trying to stimulate wholesome thinking and refresh our memory.
Okay, I am all ears! My wholesome thinking is always being challenged by weird thinking that has no place in my mind. And as far as refreshing my memory, Randy Travis said it best in his country song “time takes its toll on a memory, makes people forget things they knew”…and since that is true with me…I am also in need of having my memory refreshed.
Peter wants to refresh my memory that Christ will come again. It is planned and I can bank on it! But, before it happens, scoffers (I think I saw some of these on Halloween) will come trying to distract me from wholesome thinking and send me sideways making me forget things I knew.
Peter also tells me that this is serious business, everything as I know it will be destroyed, but I do not have to fear this. Instead, I can look forward to new heavens and a new earth that He has promised…as he puts it “a world filled with God’s righteousness”.
I will try to wait for this patiently, knowing God has more work to do before He brings this about.