You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.2 Peter 3:17-18
It’s easy to get carried away. I can get carried away with excitement, frustration, creativity, processes, you name it. If something catches our fancy, it’s easy to go all in and be carried away. In this particular passage, Peter is speaking of false prophets and teachings…something a little more serious. He’s pointing out the ways people were straying from the truth to live in ways that suited their own desires. Many times, if we aren’t spending time actively growing in our relationship with the Lord and seeking wise counsel it’s easy to hear new ideas and find them enticing. Especially ideas that make us feel good or make our selfish desires seem justified. The same goes for sinful habits, they are easy to fall into when we aren’t walking daily with the Spirit. So I encourage you to follow Paul’s wise advice, grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord that we may bring Glory to Him always.