Does the Holy Spirit dwell in you? If I asked you that question, how would you answer?
The point is, Peter is writing to Christians who were being terribly persecuted by evil, disobedient men and they needed encouragement and confidence in enduring these trials. What could give them that?
If we have not obeyed in the way God has instructed, can we expect to receive what God has promised?
Can it happen, The thing that I most fear? Could I lose my freedom, When it is so near?
Don't want to be an enemy
But I have to tell the truth
Their ways are against God
They need to hear reproof
These are some of the verses that can bring out the fight in me in a good way. They remind me that I have something to fight for. That there is not only a right way to share the gospel, but a wrong way.
Bear good fruit before the axe is laid at the root of the tree, cutting you off to be thrown into the fire.