“Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.” 2 Peter 3:17Text — 2 Peter 3: 14- 18
The word ‘beware’ is a verb used to sound a note of warning to someone or a group of people. It is also used to caution or help an individual pay attention to certain things in order to avoid things that can cause harm. Electricity providers often place caution signs on electrical installations (live wires) to help people avoid getting electrocuted.
There are many things in our surroundings and society today that are more dangerous than live wires. These things are the worldly activities that are rampant all over the world. Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world warns His friends to beware so as not to get involved in the things that can damn their souls. Some of these things are very much visible today and they include – false doctrines, false teachers, false christs, worldly amusements and games, bad association, pornography, deceit, worldly dressing and sports, cultism, drug abuse and other things that can take away your attention from the truth of God’s word.
The word of God counsels that we live in peace without spot and be blameless. Do away with everything that can stain or corrupt your Christian testimony. Do not associate with people that have no regard for holiness and living to please God. Be steadfast, watchful and prayerful like Joseph. Most importantly, be diligent to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Prayer for today
Lord, give me grace to obey Your word all the time.