Ross brings to us a message of encouragement to persevere and to run the race set before us in the face of testing and difficulty. Our sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Rom 8:18
Ending the race well has more significance than starting the race.
Peter gave his epistle so that we would not forget that Jesus is coming back.
'I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles',