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2 Peter 2:12
12 But [de] these [houtos], as [hos] natural [phusikos] brute [alogos] beasts [zoon], made [gennao] to [eis] be taken [halosis] and [kai] destroyed [phthora], speak
evil [blasphemeo] of [en] the things that [hos] they
understand not [agnoeo]; and shall utterly
perish [katphtheiro] in [en] their own [autos]
corruption [phthora]; KJV-Interlinear
12 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, NASB
Peter has given us
several examples of angelic and human failure in history.
People who reject Gods
word, ultimately fail in life.But more
than that, they adopt an attitude of arrogance.
In the angelic realm,
their arrogance does not eliminate their manners with respect to each
other.However in the human realm, the
manners fly right out the window, and criticism, rudeness, self-righteousness,
every bad behavior and attitude that you can think of, get flushed, as humans
without doctrine will become the worst of the worst of creatures.
Take the recent
election transition.There have been controversial
Presidents in the past (Clinton, Carter, Nixon, just to name a few), but never
has any received such rude departure as Bush.The comments, the boos, the manner in which he was treated was
absolutely unnecessary.And on national
television no less.Even if you did not
like the man, he was still elected to the highest office in the land, and that office
Even the elect angels
do not ridicule those who have been condemned to the Lake of Fire.
But what do people
do?They ridicule their parents.They ridicule those who want to move into
this country.They enter into crimes,
both blue collar and white, for no reason other than lazy greed or hate.They lust after virtually everything that can
be imagined in this world.They covet or
murder, which are nothing more than thefts of things or life, that others
possess.They criticize and comment in
order to promote their own ego.
And note that
everything in this world is temporary at its very best and will be lost when
the person dies.Eternity will continue
forever, but people are near-sighted when it comes to life.
up.Families break up.Nations break up.While people refuse to let go of their opinions.
And how does Peter
describe these individuals?As nothing
more than animals destined for slaughter.
Without doctrine in the
soul, people are no better than animals functioning on their instincts and
basic desires.At least the animal
kingdom functions within its designed boundaries.Humanity without doctrine, imitates a lower
life form, and boasts of it.
Bible doctrine instills
reason, common sense, logic, as well as capacity for life, capacity for dealing
with both desperate and prosperous times, orientation to ones self, orientation
with people, and especially orientation with God and truth.Not to mention installing a set of manners.
Without doctrine, you
are left only with arrogance, and arrogance equates to zero meaning and purpose
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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