It is fitting that Matthew comes first in the New Testament, for two reasons: first, from the opening sentence it has deliberate and direct ties to the Old Testament; second.
A guided tour that helps you understand the important elements of every book in the Bible and how the different pieces of the Bible fit together as a coherent whole.
- Who does the Bible say I am in Christ Jesus?
- If I am being shaped by Christ’s love, how am I living it out?
- Remembering Ananias and Sapphira, what areas of my life am I keeping back from God?
- What changes do I need to make in my life to show I am a child of God?
2 Peter 2:10-12
10 and especially those who indulge[a] 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,