We join Pastor David Crespo in the second epistle of Peter chapter one, we pick back up in verse twelve where Peter reminds his readers of the truth that he has already shared. A reminder of some very critical things, that we all need to be reminded of! What are these things? Let’s listen in to find out!
2 Peter 1:12-2:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
Peter’s Approaching Death
12 For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. 13 Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this [a]tent, to stir you up by reminding you, 14 knowing that shortly I must [b]put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. 15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my [c]decease.
The Trustworthy Prophetic Word
16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 18 And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
19 [d]And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private [e]interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but [f]holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
2 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction [g]does not slumber.
a. 2 Peter 1:13 Body
b. 2 Peter 1:14 Die and leave this body
c. 2 Peter 1:15 Lit. exodus, departure
d. 2 Peter 1:19 Or We also have the more sure prophetic word
e. 2 Peter 1:20 Or origin
f. 2 Peter 1:21 NU men spoke from God
g. 2 Peter 2:3 M will not
New King James Version (NKJV)
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