Many see the Word of God . . . few understand the depth!
At the end of Peter's life he writes two letters that include a number of warnings. Last March (2015) our Bible Nugget focused on the word "twist" and the torture rack used in Roman prisons. Today we want to focus on two other words, ignorant and unstable.
2 Peter 3:16 says, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.
The people who ultimately distort the Word of God are listed as ignorant and unstable people.
Study the Word of God well so that you are educated and clear about the message that comes from God. Unfortunately our world is full of people saying one thing and doing another. They want to twist the Word out of its natural position so it will give the message they value so much.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (2 Pe 3:16). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
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Kingdom leaders become a depository of secrets from the lives of many. They are sought for advice and guidance on a regular basis. Confidentiality becomes an important character trait for each leader. Privileged information must be handled carefully and discreetly.
Where do you take your secrets? Who in your life is a true confidant that you can share your fears, struggles and confusion? Do you allow someone to keep you accountable for your private life? Or do you hold people at a distance with your growl?
Joseph of Arimathea kept his faith in Jesus a secret. His fear prevented him from letting others know that he was a disciple.
John 19:38 (NIV) Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 
Find a safe place to share your secrets and issues. Each of us needs a true friend that will listen carefully, question wisely and give healthy advice for our leadership. Kingdom leaders do not stand alone against the enemy.
Many care and engage us! We pray that you have the same.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
 The New International Version. (2011). (Jn 19:38). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
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Kingdom Leadership is written for missionaries and ministers serving our Lord in various parts of the world.Re-Prints: Deeper Still Missions devotionals are protected by international copyright laws. To request reprint permission contact the offices of DSM. Permission is granted and encouraged to forward this post in its entirety to others without making any changes or deletions.
Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.