So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless1 and at peace with him.
Bear in mind that our Lord's patience2 means salvation,3 just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.416
He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable5 people distort,6 as they do the other Scriptures,7 to their own destruction.
Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard8 so that you may not be carried away by the error9 of lawless men10 and fall from your secure position.1118
But grow in the grace12 and knowledge13 of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.14 To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.15