2 Peter 3:10-18
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
How easily we forget that we will not live forever, that the earth will not last forever. In our deeper moments, we wonder what we were created for, why we are alive, what the purpose of all of this is.
There are many different answers to these questions. All sorts of things are seeking to be the answer to these questions, and if we don't think wisely, we grasp for various things to occupy ourselves and time slips away. Peter is warning us to pay attention.
Scripture paints an answer to our biggest questions -- we are alive because God created us, and he has redeemed us, calling us by name to worship him in eternity. The most abundant life we can choose is one that submits to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and in choosing this we receive more benefits than our minds can grasp. By seeking a relationship with a loving God above all else, we discover the answers to our greatest questions and find unconditional love that surrounds us every moment of our lives.