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Read Introduction to 2 Peter


“But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”


this one thing

Peter asks his readers to focus on one tenet. We need to focus on the principle of God’s essence. His essence does not operate on human timetables. He works on His own timetable. We need to be patient in our understanding of how God operates. We should understand that God will fulfill His promises in His own good time.


Christians need to learn to focus on life’s most essential principles.


We spread our goals in so many directions that we cannot say, “This one thing I do.” We spread ourselves so thin that we cannot focus on what is most important. We must put priority on the things of highest value. 

Php 3:3, 14,Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Christians should be careful not to forget about God’s essence. His essence is the foundation for creation and His purposes in the world. The doctrine of who and what God is and does is the foundation of every other doctrine that follows in Christianity.