Scripture to Read: 2 Peter 1:16
Last week we ended with God having Peter tell the believers in his day that he would be diligent in presenting God’s Truth. God used Peter to challenge the first readers of this letter, that Peter would be diligent in teaching them God’s Truth so that after he was taken home, the believers would remember God’s Truth. This week we get the privilege of uncovering the precious treasures God has given us in 2 Peter 1:16–21. God had Peter confirm His Truth, which God shared through Peter with the believers in his day and with us. In 2 Peter 1:16, God wanted the believers who first received this letter, and all of us, to know for sure that what God had Peter write in this letter, and even in his first letter, was NOT some story Peter came up with on his own. So God confirmed that this was His Word and not some clever story from some creative storytellers. When God led Peter and all the other apostles to share their eyewitness accounts of Christ, God was making sure that everyone would know that these testimonies indeed were true. God led Peter and others to share about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God also had Peter share more of his personal testimony when Peter wrote how he, James, and John saw Christ’s majestic splendor with their own eyes. Now, just from reading 2 Peter 1:16, we don’t know that Peter was talking about James and John, but we will uncover this fact later this week.
Challenge & Application
· Why did God have Peter share what he shared in 2 Peter 1:16?
· Knowing that God’s Word is not just clever tales made up by men but truly His Word, how are you being transformed by His Word?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!