Daily Devotions: November 18, 2014

Today’s Bible reading is 2 Peter chapter 2

(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)

The Bible warns us that there will be false teachers. These will cleverly teach damnable heresies and thereby deny the Lord. Peddling false doctrine will bring the judgment of God. Sadly, false teachers are effective. It is fallen man’s tendency to believe a lie. Shameful teaching leads to shameful living. Those who endorse false teaching take part in leading others astray. Beware of false teachers. Speaking out against false teaching can be costly. These teachers slander the way of truth. God will not delay in rendering His judgment on those who propagate heresy. He spared not the fallen angels. He judged the ancient world with flood, but spared righteousness Noah who was a true preacher of God’s Word. Noah warned the world of God’s judgment. Noah and his family were spared because of God’s grace, and because of their obedient faith. God spared righteousness Lot even though His judgment fell upon the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  God rescues godly people from their trials, but He reserves punishment for the wicked.

Prayer: “Dear Father, expose false teaching and equip us with Your Word that we may be able to stand, and advance Your Kingdom through us. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Randy J. McPheron