Saturday, November 28, 2009

Where Is That Bible?

I should use it more often.


2 Peter 2:1  But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves.

2  Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. 3  In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed.

13  Their destruction is their reward for the harm they have done. They love to indulge in evil pleasures in broad daylight. They are a disgrace and a stain among you. They delight in deception even as they eat with you in your fellowship meals. 14  They commit adultery with their eyes, and their desire for sin is never satisfied. They lure unstable people into sin, and they are well trained in greed. They live under God's curse. 15  They have wandered off the right road and followed the footsteps of Balaam son of Beor, who loved to earn money by doing wrong.

2 Peter 3:3  Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. 4  They will say, "What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created."

Two good reasons to be in God's word everyday:

So that you won't be deceived by the false prophets and teachers that are all around.


Chapters two and three of Second Peter tell us all about how to spot a false prophet and it spells out exactly how they behave, it also gives us plenty of warning to steer clear of this group so that you won't share in the judgment that is waiting for them.

So that you won't deceive yourself and become a scoffer or a mocker.


What a danger to become one that ridicules the things of God, this may be a person that is led astray on their own without the help of the false teachers. The best way to be wise about the things that are important to God is to study his word every day. He has revealed as much about him as we need to know, for now, through what he has revealed of himself in scripture.

I will stay in God's word everyday so that I will be pleasing to him.

Thank you Lord for showing us how to be pleasing to you and warning us of the destruction of following after false teachings and ideas that we dream up about you.