There are a number of fascinating things in this Scripture. Not the least of which makes me think of this song.
You find in this song, at the very end, the verse: the earth will soon dissolve like snow. It has to come from this chapter in II Peter. Now, whether it is good theology or not, I love the song. If you look at vs.11 it seems that this just might happen. Especially since we also believe that there will be a new heaven and a new earth.
So, what we are really talking about is judgment day. We are talking about the day that Jesus will be coming back again. Peter tells his people to not fret and not worry because it seems like Jesus is taking his own sweet time to come back and save us while all around us our loved ones are dying at the hands of the Romans. He tells his people in vs.8 that a thousand years to us is but one day to the Lord. That is a great consolation for those of us who are waiting with baited breath for Jesus to come back again. It just encourages us to live each day as if he were coming back today. What a way to live.
But he also speaks about what Paul wrote. Now this is stunning. Here is someone in the New Testament writing about what someone else wrote in the New Testament. That is really mind-blowing to me. So, of course Peter and Paul knew each other. Peter was considered the head of the early church and Paul was considered the greatest evangelist of the early church. Peter here totally supports Paul and says that what he writes is true, even if it is a bit confusing at times. That is nice to hear. And so we finish with II Peter.