What level of regard do you have for the Bible?
It has been interesting to see how often Peter refers to God's Word in his letters. I find it fascinating because he was an eyewitness! But he still elevates prophecy and Holy Spirit inspired writing as more authoritative.
As you read our next section, take note of how Peter uses his eyewitness account, especially the transfiguration of Christ, as confirmation of the prophetic word and then, in the companion piece after, how he confirms Paul's writings also as Scripture!
2 Peter 1:16–21
For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.  For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,”  we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.  And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,  knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation.  For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (ESV)
2 Peter 3:15–16
 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,  as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. (ESV)
This post is not going to be very long.... but it carries a theme even from our last post.
GOD"S WORD.... it HAS to become a prevalent part of our lives!
Peter saw the light and majesty on the mountain of transfiguration along with the spoken word of God. But he counts that spectacular light no more important than the light of the Word of God.
And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,
That last line is PURE POETRY!
If I may, I an going to share my transfiguration experience - where my eyes we opened and I saw Jesus in a new light. But also how GOD'S WORD became the lamp to my feet and the light unto my path.
The following is the testimony of my conversion to Christ:
Those who are reading this, I ask for your prayers.... the next few posts are rather difficult, but I want to be faithful to His WORD!