2 Peter 2:1-9 … In our driving experience, locations of extreme caution are marked by flashing yellow lights. You don’t see them frequently, just in those rare instances where there’s an exceptional reason to slow down and carefully observe surrounding conditions. That’s what we have here in the second chapter of 2 Peter. The caution is to beware of false prophets and false teachers because they cause a lot of harm. Peter calls our attention to a first century danger and we ought to question whether it’s still a concern. I’d suggest that the Word of God applies in every age and that we ought to observe the caution. One of the things that motivates me to be passionate about the Word of God is that there’s so little attention given it in our society. Church groups study other books that might be good, but they are not the Bible. Preachers preach on topics that might be good, but make little reference to the Word of God. And there are instances of outright false representation. Those are the kinds of things I’d suggest ought to cause the blinking yellow light to go off in our heads and cause some torment to our souls (v.8). If we’re longing for the pure milk of the Word of God (1 Pet 2:2), then it’s reasonable to gain the most from every opportunity we have to draw near to God.
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