The Big Read – Daily Read
v11-13: False teachers will appear to be “very zealous for the externals of religion” and will seek to make a good impression on you, but they have “little or no regard for real godliness,” both theirs and yours.
v14-17: Dead to the world is the attitude we should seek as Christians, being indifferent to “both its smiles and its frowns.” The best way to have this attitude is “to meditate often on the cross of Christ” because “the higher respect we have of him, the lower opinion we will have of the world, and the more we contemplate the sufferings that our dear Redeemer met with from the world, the less likely we will be to be in love with it.”
v18: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is the favour He gives to His followers “that is necessary to guide them on their way, to strengthen them in their work, to establish them in their Christian journey, and to encourage and comfort them in all the trials and life and the prospect of death itself.”
Quotes from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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