Exhortation to Holy Living
"Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness." 2 Pet. 3:11
Conversation in vs. 11 is the next key expression. This word does not signify talk but manner of life. It lays emphasis on what one is and does. In the light of the coming inferno of the world, how important it is to consider what the issues may be. Wrath will fall upon the wicked. The time may be nearer than one thinks; therefore, the only sensible conclusion demands a turning to the Lord for His salvation and a turning away from wickedness in life to holiness and godliness of conduct. This may not be the highest motive for a good life, but it is, nevertheless, a real motive.