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Monday, September 13, 2021

Bible Passage:2 Peter 2:11-12

Whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord. But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed.

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They are not afraid to speak evil of angels, Whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.  They ought to tremble at speaking evil against dignities; yet they are unafraid and presumptuous in regard to it, and they revile with all zeal and recklessness.  If even the strongest angels cannot endure judgment against themselves from the Lord, how then will these wretched people endure it?

Unreasoning animals, Peter calls them, as if they did not have a spark of anything that smacked of spirit within them.  Such animals performed no spiritual duty required of them, but lived like fools, and became effeminate through a carnal life.  But where he says they are naturally born to be taken and destroyed, this may be understood in a two-fold manner: first, as spoken about those that take and destroy, such as the wolf, lion, bear, the sparrow-hawk and eagle so these grasp to themselves, and tear away from others all they can, goods and honor.  Secondly, as spoken about those that shall be taken, crushed, and destroyed at the judgment of the last day.

That day of wrath, that dreadful day,
When heav'n and earth shall pass away!
What power shall be the sinner's stay?
How shall he meet that dreadful day?

aka Pastor Robin Fish
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him
and He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

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