Read: 2 Peter 2
Key Verse: “But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.” - 2 Peter 2:12
There is a God-given order in our complex world. God is to be exalted and given the highest place in our lives, then humans are made in God’s image and have value under Him, lastly animals exist under the authority of humanity as designed by God. What happens when this truth is ignored? Humans reject God and place themselves first, consequently they act like animals with mere instincts instead of dignity. The results are grim in the present (notice the newspaper) and even more solemn for eternity.
False teachers attempt to elevate humans to become gods. They give false permission and license to indulge in immorality. There is a denial of Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Stay grounded in God’s Word. Life is best when God is loved and followed, we see the immense value God has placed in each person but continue to fear God, and we care for animals but know they are not on the same level as humanity. Let first be first, second be second, and third be third! True peace comes when we walk in God’s design for our lives.
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