2 Peter 2:10–16 (ESV)
False Prophets and Teachers (Part 3)
10 and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority.
Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, 11 whereas angels, though greater
in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed
in their destruction, 13 suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you. 14 They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable
for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children! 15 Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, 16 but was rebuked for his
own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.
In today’s reading, it begins with “Bold and willful, they...” These are
not the Christians but the nonbelievers or mockers of God. Notice how “they blaspheme the glorious ones! Today, Christians are under attack and we are being called every name under the sun. On the opposite, notice how the angels “do
not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them (the Bold and willful). Notice that the Bold and willful “count it pleasure to revel in the daytime.” They are not even concerned about reveling under the cover of darkness... they are
so bold to do it in broad daylight. These “Bold and willful have “forsak[en] the right way, they have gone astray.” We are certainly seeing this bold and willful behavior today.
pray: O Lord, help me to continue to hunger and thirst for your Word, and never forsake you. I repent of my sins which is rebelling and forsaking you. Forgive me, I want to do better. I cling to your Son as my Lord and Savior.