Peter’s bold response is to move forward. He shares the word of God and his personal testimony about God. But, he does not stop here. He also tells the people the truth about themselves. He does not shrink away from holding the people accountable for their behavior. This is so important because it is the power of the word of God, through the mouth of the child of God, that takes the narrative “from mockery to ministry.”
This short study has some questions you can ask yourself about building your faith. They are drawn from 2 Peter 2:5-9
No, it is not what society says about you. It is not what other people say about you. It’s not even what you say about yourself. Our God and your creator has declared that you are . . . “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and God’s special possession.”
We also experience being hard pressed, perplexed, persecuted and being knocked down in life. Wearied by life, we will be tempted to dim the light within us. Don’t do it.