8/10/12 V. 10, Of those reserved for punishment it is particularly true of those who indulge sinful and unclean ways and those who despise authority. It is expected that those indulging sinful and unclean ways would be singled out, however, evidently God classes those who despise authority along with them. Those who despise authorities like parents and civil authorities are also going to despise God’s authority. When someone despises authorities it is out of a motivation of self will and self government. It’s the ultimate in unsubmissive rebellion against anything that isn’t my will.
Such people are reckless and self-willed and don’t fear even “glories,” which probably refers to heavenly and spiritual things and beings.
V. 11, Yet even angels, stronger and more powerful than they, avoid accusing such wicked people before God. That the wicked presume to slander angels and other spiritual things is incredibly arrogant.
V. 12, The fact is they have no clue what they are blaspheming. They don’t recognize spiritual things. They think they are gods unto themselves, but in reality they are more like the lowest life forms, irrational animals living by instinct not reason. Their purpose in life is to be hunted and destroyed, which in fact will be their end. They will perish.