Peter, A Breath of Fresh Air

Oh, be careful little eyes what you see
Oh, be careful little ears what you hear
For the Father up above
Is looking down in love
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see

This childhood song rings in my memory. At different times, both Grandma Lacquement and Grandma Kellerby taught our Sunday School class. I might even still have the ten commandments bracelet that they gave when we learned to say the ten commandments. The EXACT Word of God was very important to them. Making sure we were alert to what was going on outside our sheltered homes and church walls was important to them. We not only sang the song but where told what it means…many times. For that I am grateful.

Now I am a grandma. I still sing the song. The world is not better outside our protected, sheltered lives, than it was in Peter’s day and time. So, be careful, warns Peter, about what you hear and see. People will lie to you! What? Yes, now in and out of the church, many are out to tell you what you want to hear. We have to be even more careful, check out all we are told, and lean heavily on the Truth of God’s Word. No compromise.

2 Peter 2, The Message
Lying Religious Leaders
2 1-2 But there were also lying prophets among the people then, just as there will be lying religious teachers among you. They’ll smuggle in destructive divisions, pitting you against each other—biting the hand of the One who gave them a chance to have their lives back! They’ve put themselves on a fast downhill slide to destruction, but not before they recruit a crowd of mixed-up followers who can’t tell right from wrong.

2-3 They give the way of truth a bad name. They’re only out for themselves. They’ll say anything, anything, that sounds good to exploit you. They won’t, of course, get by with it. They’ll come to a bad end, for God has never just stood by and let that kind of thing go on.

4-5 God didn’t let the rebel angels off the hook, but jailed them in hell till Judgment Day. Neither did he let the ancient ungodly world off. He wiped it out with a flood, rescuing only eight people—Noah, the sole voice of righteousness, was one of them.

6-8 God decreed destruction for the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. A mound of ashes was all that was left—grim warning to anyone bent on an ungodly life. But that good man Lot, driven nearly out of his mind by the sexual filth and perversity, was rescued. Surrounded by moral rot day after day after day, that righteous man was in constant torment.

9 So God knows how to rescue the godly from evil trials. And he knows how to hold the feet of the wicked to the fire until Judgment Day.

What do we learn?
–God WILL take care of liars.
–Are we telling the Truth?
–Judgment Day will come.
–God will set things right.
–It’s God’s work, not ours. But we are to tell His Truth, always…and LIVE it.


Dear Heavenly Father, We want to see the best in people and then the lies are evident. We want to trust what others say, but we must be so alert and studied so that we are not fooled by evil. Help us in this daily battle for Truth. In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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