Be Alert To Your Adversary’s Schemes
We as parents and grandparents can be very protective of those who are our children and grandchildren. We keep a watchful eye out for anyone who might want to do them harm or coax them away from us. The apostle Peter was no different. You may remember that Jesus charged Peter three times with feeding His sheep. In other words our Lord gave to Peter the responsibility of nurturing and protecting those who became a part of His Church. As we can see here in chapter two of Peter’s second letter to those Christians scattered throughout Asia Minor, he took this responsibility seriously. Time and again he speaks in this letter of stirring up their minds to remember the things he has shared with them. His main concern is that they are not led astray by those who will distort the truth. Though almost 2,000 years have passed since Peter wrote these words, they are no less important to us today, because as we learned last week, Satan is still at work to destroy the church for which our Lord shed His blood.. As with our study from last week, these words are at times very blunt, but they come from a man who doesn’t want to see anyone lost. Let’s listen to what he has to say.