Posted by: bshelley | June 10, 2008

Seeking God’s Heart- by Bryan Shelley

Audio Version: seeking-gods-heart-2-peter-3_17

Today’s Verse: 2 Peter 3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, NASB

We were out site seeing this weekend with dear friends Ruby and Doris from Texas. Our granddaughter of 19 months was with us. She is really cute (as all granddaughters must be) and very funny to watch. She bumped her head on something and the immediate response was, “Watch your head.” A bit too late at that point. I heard someone do a comedy routine on this a while back. It is a strange thing to say after someone has hit their head. Damage done. Even they no doubt realize at that point they need to “Watch their head.” The apostle Peter is actually warning the Christians in the first century to “Watch their heads.” Only he is doing it in advance. Much better timing, don’t you think? There will apparently always be some who will come along and attempt to dupe God’s children into error. There is an absolute cure for this fortunately. He goes on in the next verse to tell us that we must continually grow in the knowledge of our Lord. The best place to do that is to go straight to the source, God’s word in your Bible. It is difficult to sway those who are well grounded in God’s word. They know error when they hear it because they know the truth. A young lady came up to me after services Sunday night and thanked me for having typed notes with the scriptures I used in the lesson so she could go look them up for herself. That is exactly the message Peter is giving, “be on your guard”. Know God’s word and do it. You have been warned “beforehand”, not after bumping your head. Watch what is in your head.

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