Now thanks be to God
who always leads us in triumph in Christ,
and through us diffuses the fragrance
of His knowledge in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:14
2 Corinthians 2:14
~2 Peter 3:13~
The blessing that a Christian is to give to the reviler includes finding ways to serve him, praying for his salvation or spiritual progress, expressing thankfulness for him, speaking well of him, and desiring his well-being. A person whom God has given undeserved blessings instead of judgement, should seek the blessing he will receive when giving a free gift of forgiveness to someone who has wronged him.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for 1 Peter 3:9.
So all may hear.
The earth’s atmosphere will be somehow dramatically affected and the sky as we know it disappears.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Revelation 6:14.
Apostates promise spiritual life but are empty clouds which bring the hope of rain, but actually deliver nothing but dryness and death. They preach a false gospel that leads only to hell.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Jude 12.
2 Peter 3:11
The “elements” are the atomic components into which matter is ultimately divisible, which make up the composition of all the created matter. Peter means that the atoms, neutrons, protons, and electrons are all going to disintegrate (v. 11). The whole of the physical, natural earth in its present form, with its entire universe will be consumed. As man from atoms creates destructive bombs that burn a path of death, so God can disintegrate the whole universe in an explosion of atomic energy. He exercises sovereign control over every person, object, and event, and not one molecule in the universe is outside that dominion.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for 2 Peter 3:7,10, and Revelation 1:8.
God is omniscient; omnipotent.