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Read Introduction to 2 Peter

 

“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”

 

which you do well to heed

“Heed” has to do with the Christians seriousness toward Scripture. Search the Scripture so you can apply principle to experience. We want to mold and fashion our lives according to the Bible.

“To heed” means literally to turn one’s mind to. It has the ideas of to hold to, to be in a continuous state of readiness to learn of any future danger, need, or error, and to respond appropriately. We need to pay attention to, to keep on the lookout for, to be alert for, to be on one’s guard against neglecting God’s Word for our souls.

PRINCIPLE:

We need to guard our souls against neglecting God’s Word.

APPLICATION:

Since “heed” conveys the idea of paying attention to something or someone so as to be alert or on notice, God wants us to pay close attention to the Word of God. If we do not occupy ourselves with and apply ourselves to God’s Word, it will not have the desired effect on our lives.   Do we have devotion to the Word (1 Ti 4:13).

Ac 16: 14 “Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul.”

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