Knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
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 2:17-22
17 These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. 18 For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. 19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves[a] of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. 20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. 21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. 22 What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”