Peter’s advantage and ours

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:16-21; 2:1-3; 3:1-18 (day one)
“We were eyewitnesses of His majesty. . .we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it” (v 2:16,19)  Peter believes that a vision of the glory and coming of Christ is necessary for every believer.  “For the JOY set before Him”, Christ endured the cross.   “Faith is the assurance of things HOPED for”.  The writers of the New Testament were convinced that it is impossible to have victorious faith without a clear grasp of the future that God has planned for us.  We “do well to pay attention” to these prophetic promises.  Perhaps, Peter had an advantage.  He saw the glory of Christ with his own eyes. (Matthew 17).  But, we have an advantage too.  The same Spirit who carried the prophets along (v 21) now dwells in us!  “It is to your advantage that I go away”, said Jesus, “because I will send the Comforter!”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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