We have everything we need
Peter’s message is that we have everything we need to live a life that pleases God and “escape our evil desires and the corrupt influences of this world” (2 Peter 1:4). I guess the only question is whether society will ever be as forgiving of human beings, with their propensity for great good and unrivalled evil in equal measure, as is the God who went to the cross so that they might be redeemed despite themselves. When it comes to standing in the presence of God, these individuals with a chequered history are no different to the rest of us who will also be called to give an account for our behaviour towards our fellow human beings on the Day of the Lord who died for our sakes. Today, let’s join in praise of the Jesus for whom no human being was irredeemable.