Expectation of Saints
"Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." 2 Pet. 3:13
Righteousness in vs. 13 is the concluding note. The positive is held out by Peter as the most powerful incentive of all for living a holy life. There are new heavens and a new earth in the future. After the judgment of wickedness and the wicked there are the new heavens and the new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness, and he might have added, the righteous. This bright prospect is so appealing that the true saint of God is encouraged to endure a little more and to sacrifice a little more that he might be joined with that happy throng in the presence of the Lord forevermore.