It took me much longer than planned, but I did get through Jeremiah. I just thought I would state for the record; I am still at it.
II Peter is much easier to read and I get it, but the thing that is sticking in my mind is a comment from Gary Thomas this past weekend.
He was speaking at a couples conference at the Broadmoor, and he said something that I can’t get out of my head. It came to him one day that he married God’s daughter and he didn’t want to get on God’s bad side so he was going be sure he treated her accordingly.
I love that. It applies to all of us, so how do we speak to each other? It turns out, once again, that I see my Daddy’s wisdom in the most basic things of life. He always used to say that we should treat everyone with respect and that, “everyone we come in contact with should be comfortable in our presence, whether she be the Queen of England or the drunk on Skid Row.” God took the time to create him or her and for that reason alone, he is worthy of honor and respect. You were right Dad.
“…but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” II Peter 3:18