The commentary stresses that verse 21 (“It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness…”) means knowledge without obedience is dangerous.” We can’t be satisfied with knowing Christ we must be willing to change our lives to be like Him. God loves us so much He gave us everything we need to know to choose life and our actions can’t change that love but our actions can change our final destination.
I am so excited that God put these words into Peter to share. In 2 Peter chapter 3 verses 17-18 it says, “I am writing you ahead of time, dear friends. Be on guard so that you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing. Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to Him, both now and forever!” God is so great and deserves our best efforts to show our love to Him. I say let’s work hard to show Him how thankful we are by dying to our desires and living to do His will. Amen