Monday, July 16, 2012

More Sure

16 For we did not follow zcleverly devised amyths when we made known to you bthe power and ccoming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but dwe were eyewitnesses of his majesty.17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, e“This is my beloved Son,9 with whom I am well pleased,”18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on fthe holy mountain. 19 And gwe have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention has to a lamp shining in a dark place, until ithe day jdawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. - 2 Peter 1:16-19
Sometimes I'm tempted to think that things might be easier if I lived when Jesus walked on the earth, when I could see Him and talk with Him. I think that it would be easier to trust Him if He was here. But this is not the truth. Peter begins in this passage by talking about how he had seen and walked with the Lord Jesus. He was an eyewitness of that to which he testified.

But rather than arguing that this is the best basis for knowing the truth about Christ, he continues: "we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed." Did you catch that? Peter's point is that, sure, he had seen and walked with Jesus, but what is found in Scripture is more confirmed than his eyewitness testimony! The foundation of Scripture and the Spirit that our faith is built upon is more fully confirmed, more sure than it would be if we merely lived when Jesus did.

Praise God for that. The foundation that He has provided for us is more certain anything that we could imagine. That is good news, indeed.

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