Last Sunday, we had the opportunity to recognize and pray for our high school graduates. It reminded me of an exchange between a new college student and his parent. It went like this:
$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can’t think of anything I need. $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.
The dad replied:
Dear Son, I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.
On Sundays we have been studying through the very clear and straightforward epistle of 2 Peter. This letter does not rely upon subtle signs or insinuations in hopes that the reader can read between the lines in order to find clues to discover what Peter is saying. Oh no! Peter is very clear and to the point. People may not like what this book is saying, but there is no doubt concerning its main point. Mark Twain famously said that he is not bothered about the parts of the Bible that he does not understand but that he is bothered by the parts he does.
I continue to thank God for his grace to you and to me through you. You want to hear God’s Word clear and unfiltered and I want to preach it that way. That is how it should be heard and should be preached. The fruit of that will be seen in our lives as we “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” (2 Peter 3.18)
Grace and peace, Bob
Sunday’s text: 2 Peter 2:17-22