2 Peter 3:11

11 In that way everything will be destroyed. So what kind of people should you be? You should live holy lives and serve God,

2 Peter 3:11 Meaning and Commentary

2 Peter 3:11

[Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved,
&c.] By fire; the heaven with all its host, sun, moon, and stars, clouds, meteors, and fowls of the air; the earth, and all that is upon it, whether of nature, or art; and, since nothing is more certain than such a dissolution of all things,

what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation
and godliness?
not as the scoffers and profane sinners, who put away this evil day far from them, but as men, who have their loins girt, and their lights burning, waiting for their Lord's coming; being continually in the exercise of grace, and in the discharge of their religious duties, watching, praying, hearing, reading; living soberly, righteously, and godly; guarding against intemperance and worldly mindedness, and every worldly and hurtful lust.

2 Peter 3:11 In-Context

9 The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised -- the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost, but he wants all people to change their hearts and lives.
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The skies will disappear with a loud noise. Everything in them will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be burned up.
11 In that way everything will be destroyed. So what kind of people should you be? You should live holy lives and serve God,
12 as you wait for and look forward to the coming of the day of God. When that day comes, the skies will be destroyed with fire, and everything in them will melt with heat.
13 But God made a promise to us, and we are waiting for a new heaven and a new earth where goodness lives.