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From: Rob Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Rob Smith <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 7:16 AM
Subject: water and fire
2 Peter 3:5 "... the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire,,,"
There's a lot of discussion about climate change and global warming. Opinions vary on the extent to which man is changing the environment. We are reminded by Peter that there is One who truly shapes the environment. God formed the earth out of water by His word, according to Peter. Then, when He became frustrated and angry with man's evil ways he caused a "deluge"...a flood that covered the earth and "reset" the environment to essentially start over with Noah. And the ultimate climate change will come with fire when the earth will not just be covered...it will face a consuming fire. God will 'draw the line' and say "Enough!"
Water and fire remind us of two important aspects of the Lord: deliverance and judgment. Through the flood mankind was judged and Noah was delivered. And one day, through fire the current world will be judged and those who have placed their trust in the Creator will be delivered.
2 Peter 3:11 "...the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells."
Now that is some serious climate change!
blessings as you come across the line to the Lord,