The Scripture of the Day is 2 Peter: 1-3
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them-bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
What a warning St. Peter was giving us! When he wrote this letter to the believers, he was in jail awaiting his execution. He felt very deeply that he had to, once again, encourage believers of Jesus and warn them against the “false prophets”. His words were very descriptive so that the believers would stop, think, and look around them.
These words have an eerie ring of warning for us today. There are so many truths and untruths coming at us from all directions, it is difficult to tell the difference. Peter warns us that false prophets will “exploit us with fabricated stories”. We must be vigilant and do our best to find the truth, with the help of God. We must be strong and live lives that are dedicated to Jesus, living as if He was coming back today. Only through the eyes of Jesus can we discern ultimate truth and I pray that we all spend time with our Lord who strengthens us in the truth.
Dear Lord, thank you for your words of truth. Please lead us through the lies to life with you in a perfect heaven. Strengthen us as we live through these confusing and scary times. This we ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Karla Gerke firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Concern: Those who are confused and afraid