Happy Wednesday! This section is a little longer than expected, but I think the behaviors of the false teachers should be captured in a single post. As you read, think about these leaders, their chronic sin, and expertise in deceit and greed. Be mindful that the behaviors then are still going on today. It’s important to ask the Lord for discernment and to reveal truth in our lives. Enjoy today’s verses. Keep praying! Keep seeking! Keep trusting the Lord; the wicked will not prevail.
“These false teachers are like unthinking animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed. They scoff at things they do not understand, and like animals, they will be destroyed. Their destruction is their reward for the harm they have done. They love to indulge in evil pleasures in broad daylight. They are a disgrace and a stain among you. They delight in deception even as they eat with you in your fellowship meals. They commit adultery with their eyes, and their desire for sin is never satisfied. They lure unstable people into sin, and they are well trained in greed. They live under God’s curse. They have wandered off the right road and followed the footsteps of Balaam son of Beor, who loved to earn money by doing wrong. But Balaam was stopped from his mad course when his donkey rebuked him with a human voice.” 2 Peter 2:12-16 NLT