Scripture promises a new heaven and a new earth for followers of Christ. Peter reminds us of how this promise should impact our lives today. The goals that we are striving for in the future will always impact our choices in the present. Knowing that we will one day see Christ should motivate us to live holy lives here and now. Are we looking forward to that day, and are we living expectant, intentional holy lives in light of it?
What does it mean to give thanks; to be thankful? Are there certain reasons why we should give thanks? Is it simply to be polite and respectful or is there more? Why should we be thankful?