Peter wants us, his readers, to understand the process in the Christian life. Maturity doesn’t just happen; it takes time and comes in stages. In the first chapter of this book, he begins to spell out what is required for spiritual growth. He cautions us to beware of false teachers, and he reminds us that the day when the Lord will return is near. It makes sense that having walked on the earth with Christ, he was among the most eager to see Him return for His followers.
From Women of Faith Devotional Bible. Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) Used by permission.