August 28th, 2015
2 Peter 3:10-18
This world, with all its glittering promises of happiness, love, success, wealth and fame, can enchant us and lead us away from God, if we’re not careful. 2 Peter 3:17 warns, “[B]e on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.”
It is dangerous when we think ourselves impervious to Satan’s attacks and that we have no need to be on guard because God wouldn’t let us stray. While it’s true that God will never leave us nor forsake us, we have to make sure that we don’t leave Him! As much as He longs for our hearts, the Lord would never force Himself on someone who did not show interest in the relationship. Therefore, we must pursue Him as well. Otherwise, the connection is one-sided, shallow, weak, and will fade with the passage of time.
With Jesus’ return in mind, we should live with our eyes wide open—prepared for Satan’s attempts to lure us away. Seek His guidance and arm ourselves with His Word.
Author: Mallory Sauer