Don’ts And A Do

August 11th, 2017

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2 Peter 2:1-10a

People will stumble when our words and actions don’t match.

You don’t need to be reminded of your trial. It may be a fresh wound; it may have happened long ago, but you are still dragging around a bag of guilt or hurt. It may be stress or grief or relational. Peter’s words should be liberating, “The Lord knows how to rescue godly men and women from trials” (2 Peter 2:9, author’s paraphrase).

To experience this promise there are some don’ts: Don’t believe Satan’s lie, when he says it doesn’t apply to you because you’re not godly. The word used isn’t referring to our past, or Peter never would have used Lot as an example. It refers to our right now. If we are passionately worshiping God, so much so that we begin to treat others the way God would, that’s being godly.

Don’t define “rescue.” Don’t limit what God is doing by telling Him when and how He must rescue you. God let Joseph sit in prison, falsely accused, because He had a better plan for Joseph.

Trust God’s Word, trust His timing and plan, and trust Him to rescue you.

Author: Fred Prince

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