In 2 Peter 3:3, we encounter a verse that provides a little insight into the days in which we live.

“Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.”

The Last Days

The phrase “last days” in this verse refers to the culmination of history and the return of Christ. It’s a time when we anticipate the fulfillment of God’s ultimate plan for creation.

Peter’s words remind us that even in this expectation, scoffers and skeptics will emerge, questioning the very foundations of our faith.

Scoffers and Their Motivations

The verse goes on to describe these scoffers as individuals who mock and follow their own “evil” desires. It serves as a warning against those who challenge the truth of God’s Word and seek to lead others astray.

Their motivations often stem from a rejection of divine authority and a pursuit of self-gratification.

Remaining Firm in Faith

As believers, we are called to stand firm in our faith, especially in the face of skepticism and opposition. While scoffers may question the promises of God and the reality of His return, we are encouraged to hold fast to our belief in Christ’s imminent return and the fulfillment of God’s plan.