Daily Bible Nugget #685, 2 Peter 2:7

The Nugget:

2Pe 2:7  And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (KJV, King James Version)

2Pe 2:7  Yet, God rescued Lot, a man who had his approval. Lot was distressed by the lifestyle of people who had no principles and lived in sexual freedom. (GW, God’s Word translation)

My Comment:

Peter’s message in the context of this passage is that God is able to deliver those who belong to Him from the surrounding wickedness present in today’s culture.

No Christian has any business supporting any part of the wicked culture around us:

2Ch 19:2  And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD. (KJV)

2Ch 19:2  Jehu, son of the seer Hanani, asked King Jehoshaphat, “Why do you help wicked people and love those who hate the LORD? The LORD’S anger is directed toward you because you have done this. (GW)

No Christian has any business participating in protests and civil disorder that are in support of ungodly causes or lifestyles:

Exo 23:2  Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment: (KJV)

Exo 23:2  Never follow a crowd in doing wrong. When you testify in court, don’t side with the majority to pervert justice. (GW)

Exo 23:2 Do not be moved to do wrong by the general opinion, or give the support of your words to a wrong decision: (BBE, Basic English Bible)

Exo 23:2  Never follow a crowd in doing wrong. When you testify in court, don’t side with the majority to pervert justice. (GW)

The answer to the decidedly wrong direction many are turning to is the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We who know the Lord Jesus Christ need to actively share the truth of the Gospel, the truth of the Bible, with those God has placed in our circle of influence.

Be prepared to share answers to the moral questions and Bible questions others ask you.

1Pe 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:  (KJV)

1Pe 3:15  But dedicate your lives to Christ as Lord. Always be ready to defend your confidence in God when anyone asks you to explain it. However, make your defense with gentleness and respect. (GW)

1Pe 3:15 Honor Christ and let him be the Lord of your life. Always be ready to give an answer when someone asks you about your hope. (CEV, Contemporary English Version)

Every person is of extreme value and importance to God (Matthew 16:26). God’s Word declares it is wise to win souls to Him.

Pro 11:30  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. (KJV)

Pro 11:30  The fruit of a righteous person is a tree of life, and a winner of souls is wise.  (GW)

Pro 11:30 Live right, and you will eat from the life-giving tree. And if you act wisely, others will follow. (CEV)

When we consider what is taking place today, it is very clear that too many genuine Christians have not been doing their job!

Jas 5:19  Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
Jas 5:20  Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. (KJV)

Jas 5:19  My brothers and sisters, if one of you wanders from the truth, someone can bring that person back.
Jas 5:20  Realize that whoever brings a sinner back from the error of his ways will save him from death, and many sins will be forgiven. (GW)

 

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