Daily Archives: December 25, 2022

2 Peter 3-1 John 1:1-3:12

But according to His promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by Him without spot or blemish, and at peace. And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:13-18 ESV)

Jesus will one day return and set all things right again, as it was in the beginning. That is the second coming. May we look forward to that great day, today, as we remember the first coming. Christmas is the day when Jesus gave up His rightful throne to humbly be born in a manger. He loved us so much that He needed to be with us and make a way for us to be with Him forever.

Luke is not part of our reading today, but it seems fitting to end with it anyway.

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you; you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased.” (Luke 2:8-14 ESV)

Merry Christmas everyone!



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