Daily Encouragement

November 29 – God Is Not Willing that Any Should Perish!

Daniel 6:1-28
2 Peter 3:1-18
Psalm 119:129-152
Proverbs 28:21-22


Daniel 6:2 — When the president of a new political party takes over in Washington, he usually replaces all of the previous president’s cabinet appointees. Daniel survived not just a new party but a new empire as well!

Daniel 6:3 — Pray for the “Daniels” in office today!

Daniel 6:11 — If you were accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Daniel 6:21 — Even having been thrown into the lions’ den, Daniel was still respectful to the king.

2 Peter 3:2 — Peter is again emphasizing the importance of Scripture, the Old Testament prophets, and the New Testament apostles. In 2 Peter 3:15-16, Peter affirms that Paul’s writings are not just inspired Scriptures, but they also contain “some things hard to be understood.”

2 Peter 3:4 — From Dr. Henry Morris at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR):

Uniformitarianism is the modern name for the doctrine, prophesied long ago by Peter for those living in the last days, that “the present is the key to the past.” That is, the study of present-day natural processes (biological recombination, geological sedimentation, etc.) operating in the past as they do at present, are sufficient to determine the origin and development of all things. To them, no supernatural cause (such as God!) is needed. Even “creation” is still going on by these natural processes, since “all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”

Peter, however, not only predicts this philosophy but also condemns it! “For this they willingly are ignorant of!” (v. 5). That is, people who believe in the unbroken continuity of all things are willful in their refusal to consider the overwhelming evidences of dis-continuity, particularly at the times of the special creation of all things in the beginning and the cataclysmic destruction of all things at the great flood, when “the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished” (v. 6).


2 Peter 3:9 — God is not willing that any should perish!

2 Peter 3:11-12 — If this world is going to burn, where should you lay up your treasure? In the New Heavens and the New Earth! We read about it in Ezekiel and will read about it again in Revelation!

2 Peter 3:18 — From Earl Martin:

Psalm 119:136 — Let’s pray that God would give us a heart like this!

Proverbs 28:22 — Again the danger of hastening to be rich. Desires often lead to the opposite.

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