2 PETER‬ ‭3:17-18‬ ‭‬‬

“You already know these things, dear friends. So be on guard; then you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing. Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen.”

2 Peter‬ ‭3:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Peter ends his message to the church by linking our knowledge and grace with our sure footing as believers. A common trope of the early theology of the church involved the everyday practices of walking, running and battling as metaphor for our relationship with God. In fact, Jesus described this Christian life, as the “narrow path.” The early believers even referred to themselves as followers of the “Way.” This throws back to Christ’s own description of himself. Therefore it is no surprise that Peter notes that we must have sure footing. This sure footing is in the established teachings and the knowledge of those as well as the outworking of God’s grace to us in our relationships with others. The presence of these in the lives of believers can be a good indicator of spiritual growth or spiritual danger. We must remember to keep them in mind in everything we do as we traverse this “narrow path.” Anything that distracts you from it, or makes you unsure in your steps will be detrimental.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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