And many will follow their debauched lifestyles. Because of these false teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. — 2 Pet 2:2 NET
This chapter is full of painful pictures. Life has its un–soothing side.
Sin is in the world, and wherever there is sin there will be sorrow. But in the midst of this chapter of warnings is one sentence, which brings great comfort to those who are exposed to dangers and sufferings: “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation.” No matter amid what enmities and perils, we have to live, we need not be afraid.
The wise man says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” The Psalms tell us that under the shadow of God’s wings we may take refuge, that the Lord is our keeper, and that He who keepeth us never sleeps.
Some people think they cannot be good in the place they live because of the evil about them, but Christ knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation wherever duty calls them to go.
We may never choose to live amid dangers, but if our duty calls us into such places, we may be sure of protection.
Mornings With God - October 11
Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.