In verses 1-7 of 2 Peter 3, Peter reminds the believers of Asia minor that having a reality based perspective in the truth is of the utmost importance even though the pretenders mock and ridicule it because ultimately, eternity boils down to one thing: THE REALITY OF AN ALL-POWERFUL GOD.
How important is the truth to you? Is it important enough to really know it? Is it important enough to really stand on it?
Even though we have the truth at our disposal, if we do not take every opportunity to gain knowledge of it—THE TRUTH IS USELESS—Oh, we may appear to be stable…and we may look good, but when the opposition and lies come, we will fall!
Jason Dripps spent a portion of his childhood at Broadlands Bible Church but now lives in Mississippi where he and his wife are helping to plant a church.
A False Teacher’s character is wicked and as we see in this passage this attitude renders them FEARLESS and REASONLESS and worst of all SHAMELESS. They don’t fear or respect what they should… Their reasoning is like an animal’s reasoning …and… They simply have no shame in anything that they do.
THE PORTRAIT OF A DIVINE JUDGE shows us His proven TRACK RECORD with the CAPABILITY to rescue the godly and to punish the unrighteous …and… His FOCUS will zero on those who despise the truth and speak against it.
False teachers may be those who are closest to us. They may be our COMRADES who are COVERTLY working at introducing lies. They will CAPTIVATE you by appealing to your senses and they will convince you with their COGENT/convincing arguments.
What is our source for truth? Where can we go to find the truth? The obvious answer is Scripture! In 2 Peter 1:12-18 Peter has given the source OF truth—God and in verses 19-21, Peter gives our source FOR truth.
Conviction, diligence and testimony show whether or not we have a passion for the truths of God.
Because of the true knowledge we have received through God’s divine power and because of the precious and magnificent promises that come as a result we have a responsibility—A RESPONSIBILITY TO USE THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US EFFECTIVELY so that we can do what God desires of us!
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