Sceptics insist that the natural world is self-sufficient, sustaining itself according to physical laws that are predictable. They are certain that the world will not end as a result of God’s final judgement.
There is nothing new about scepticism. Peter knew that scoffers would come, saying:
“Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
But God is in control of our destiny: God’s word is powerful; he himself is eternal and longsuffering. These truths present the antidote to scepticism - and they lead us to repentance.
We desperately need this word so that we might turn from our pretended sovereignty to a loving faith in and dependence upon God as our Father.