2 Peter 1:19-21: God’s Yardstick – Peter
Friday, January 29, 2016
We continue to look for God’s yardstick in the New Testament.
Peter writes his Good News story not with ink or stylus but with his hands, feet, ears, eyes and lips. He sends us letters that remain pertinent through millennia.
We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard—God’s glory, God’s voice.
Peter understands that we doubt his story; yet he tells us this Good News from a full and loving heart.
The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it.
Peter knows about the distractions of the world and so he advises that we focus on his witness which we know to be true.
It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in your hearts.
Peter assures us that the light of Christ will pierce the darkness to warm hearts hardened by darkness and doubt.
The main thing to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private opinion. And why? Because it’s not something concocted in the human heart.
Peter recognizes that the lure of false teachers tugs at us endlessly; for that reason, he tells us to rely on the divine Christ rather than those who give us simple solutions to complex problems.
Prophecy resulted when the Holy Spirit prompted men and women to speak God’s Word.
Peter urges us to rely on the Holy Spirit rather than those who harden hearts and stiffen necks. This is the measure of God’s mercy that Peter gives us today.
Visit Matthew 16:13-17 to examine the context of Peter’s response to Jesus’ question.
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