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2 Peter 2

May 18, 2012

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

12 thoughts on “2 Peter 2”

  1. v.7-8 If he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard).

    This is an interesting description of Lot. It suggests that Christians should be distressed by the lawless deeds that they see and hear.

  2. v.7-8 If he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard).

    This is an interesting description of Lot. It suggests that Christians should be distressed by the lawless deeds that they see and hear.

  3. v.10-12 Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings…But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand.

    There are some things that we do not understand, like celestial beings, and it would be wise if we simply acknowledged this.

  4. v.10-12 Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings…But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand.

    There are some things that we do not understand, like celestial beings, and it would be wise if we simply acknowledged this.

  5. v.1-3 They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, …In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories.

    Destructive heresies and fabricated stories – in other words – lies.

    If we don't know the Bible we are easily deceived.

  6. v.1-3 They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, …In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories.

    Destructive heresies and fabricated stories – in other words – lies.

    If we don't know the Bible we are easily deceived.

  7. Marg

    I suppose what stands out for me is that we need to be careful who we put our trust in. But also who we are and are becoming. Being careful to be grounded in the word.

  8. Marg

    I suppose what stands out for me is that we need to be careful who we put our trust in. But also who we are and are becoming. Being careful to be grounded in the word.

  9. Yes, we can't assume because someone is eloquent and persuasive or even sincere that what they say is true.

    Need to be like the Bereans in Acts 17:11 "for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true."

  10. Yes, we can't assume because someone is eloquent and persuasive or even sincere that what they say is true.

    Need to be like the Bereans in Acts 17:11 "for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true."

  11. v.21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.

    (From Constable’s Commentary)"It would have been better for the false teachers never to gain full knowledge of God's commandment regarding holy behavior (the "way of righteousness") than having gained it to reject it. Turning from the light results in going into greater darkness (cf. Matt. 12:43-45). Even for a believer, more light brings more responsibility…"

  12. v.21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.

    (From Constable’s Commentary)"It would have been better for the false teachers never to gain full knowledge of God's commandment regarding holy behavior (the "way of righteousness") than having gained it to reject it. Turning from the light results in going into greater darkness (cf. Matt. 12:43-45). Even for a believer, more light brings more responsibility…"

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