Scripture to Read: 2 Peter 2:1
Last week we completed 2 Peter 1, as God confirmed for us that NONE of His prophecies were an act of human will, but He, through His Holy Spirit, moved men to write His Truth. Of course, all of God’s Word was written this way. Therefore, as we read, study, memorize and even preach and teach God’s Word, we must always remember that it is no one else’s word but His! As we start our journey through 2 Peter 2, God used Peter to remind us (in 2 Peter 2:1) that just as there were false prophets before Christ came in the flesh, there were also false teachers both then and now. We must constantly guard our hearts and minds against false teachers. We stay guarded by passionately pursuing God and His Word each day. Since there are so many false teachers and preachers today preaching and teaching a counterfeit gospel, it is imperative that we know God’s Word. People today still ask if any of the other religions in our world could be correct. They ask, “How do you know that Christ is the only way and that Christianity is right?” Just as we saw in 2 Peter 1 last week, God has preserved His Word over the centuries; therefore, we can trust Him and His Word, which means we must obey Him and His Word. We can stand on the firm foundation that Christ is God and that He is the only Way, Truth, and Life and that no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6).
Challenge & Application
· What are you daily doing to make sure your heart and mind are guarded from false teachers and preachers?
· How are you sharing God’s gospel with the lost and also encouraging the saved through His gospel?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!