Beware! - Daily Bread

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Beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked. – 2 Peter 3:17

Daily life is hazardous to your health. That’s the thesis of Laura Lee’s book 100 Most Dangerous things In Everyday Life And What You Can Do About Them. It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at the unnoticed threats in life, such as shopping carts (which annually cause 27,600 injuries in the US) and dishwashers (which harm more than 7,000 Americans and 1,300 Britons each year). One reason for writing this book, the author says, was "to poke fun at the culture of fear."

In contrast, Jesus Christ calls His followers to a courageous lifestyle of faith in which our goal is not to avoid personal harm but to pursue the mission of God in our world.

The apostle Peter vividly described the day of the Lord, which will bring the end of the earth as we know it (2 Peter 3:10). But instead of fainting with apprehension, Peter said we should be filled with anticipation (v. 14). Then he warned of those who twist the Scriptures, and said, "Beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked" (v. 17).

Proper concern helps protect us, but excessive alarm leaves us paralyzed. We should be most afraid of failing to live with complete confidence in God. – David McCasland

Living for Jesus a life that is true,

Striving to please Him in all that I do;

Yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free,

This is the pathway of blessing for me. – Chisholm


READ: 2 Peter 3:10-18


The power of Christ within you is greater than the power of evil around you.

1 comments:

Rob Ruiz said...

awww... such an enlightening post.