Did you know Peter read Paul’s Epistles?
I think he did.
2 Peter 3:16.
Well, let’s start at verse 14 for the fun of it.
14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; 15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. source
And look at that Peter calls his readers, beloved. I remember in some recent studies I was comforted and encouraged at the depth (what I saw in the Text) of love Paul had for his people. And I think as I study Peter more I will find he had great love too.
Our beloved brother Paul.
According to the wisdom given to him, he wrote to you.
And then verse 16. as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of things, . . .
Peter read Paul’s Epistles.
I like that!
One more thing. Did you know the word PEACE appears 397 times in the NKJV?
I am writing from recall from early morning – 3:00 ish. The Little One had stirred hungry. So, I fetched him from his crib and while he gulped down eight ounces of formula snug between us, love and blessings carassed my thoughts.
Thoughts of the difference from now and then. Thoughts of how I didn’t know. Thoughts I wasn’t then and grateful to be now. Thank You, LORD GOD. Not that I got to but I get to.
I get to be free. I get to be kind. I get to be patient. I get to be grateful. I get to be happy. I get to overcome me!. I get to love you!
Nothing about this Jesus Life is I GOT TO. It’s all I GET TO! It’s Freedom. This is what freedom in Christ in this moment feels like. I get to love this baby. I get to hear him drink in noursishment. I get to desire the sincere milk of the Word. See 1 Peter 2:2-4. I get to snuggle with this little package of love. I get to. A life of I get to. It’s a taste of Heaven on earth!
I GET TO! Got it? Good. 🙂
Just for fun!
Today’s the day! Either way in my family there will be cheers; I would say tears but I doubt it — either way!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Iron Bowl is the name given to the Alabama–Auburn football rivalry. It is an American college football rivalry game played annually by the football teams of the two largest public universities in the U.S. state of Alabama, the Auburn University Tigers and University of Alabama Crimson Tide, both charter members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The series is considered one of the most important football rivalries in the annals of American sports.
As the rivalry was played in Birmingham, Alabama for many years at Legion Field, the name of the Iron Bowl comes from Birmingham’s historic role in the steel industry. Auburn Coach Shug Jordan is credited with coining the rivalry game’s nickname as the “Iron Bowl” in a 1964 interview. Auburn coach Ralph Jordan was asked by reporters how he would deal with the disappointment of not taking his team to a bowl game, Jordan responded, “We’ve got our bowl game. We have it every year. It’s the Iron Bowl in Birmingham.”
For much of the 20th century, the game was played every year in Birmingham at Legion Field, with Alabama winning 34 games and Auburn 19. Four games were played in Montgomery, Alabama, with each team winning two. Since 2000, the games have been played at Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn every odd-numbered year and at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa every even-numbered year. Auburn has a 9–5 record in games played at Jordan–Hare Stadium and a 7–4 record in games played in Tuscaloosa, with 5 of those wins coming at Bryant-Denny.
For the remainder of the reading and end note links indicated above, go HERE.
Light, bright and shadowed are the trees soaking in the rays of the soon sleeping sun. It’s worth a smile. Perhaps even a pic. But you know the eye of a phone 🙂 cannot crisp the details like baby blues (or greens, hazels and browns).
I hope you all have been enjoying Father’s creation and perhaps some football today.
Carry on! See you soon, LORD willing.