Finding God in the every day

Week 7 Day 2

II Peter 1: 16 For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an [h]utterance as this was [i]made to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”— 18 and we ourselves heard this [j]utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

19 [k]So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. 20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

II Peter 1: 16 For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an [h]utterance as this was [i]made to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”— 18 and we ourselves heard this [j]utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

19 [k]So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. 20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

              A word about testimony if you will. When Jesus said to Peter and the others “You shall be my witnesses” (Matthew 28:19) I think he knew that he was about to unleash a firestorm that would change the world. This statement from Peter in what we call his second epistle is a clear expression of his bona-fides, his right to claim and proclaim the things he is writing to the diverse, dispersed, harried and harassed churches throughout the Roman empire.

              When I attended Bible college I was taught that a clear concise “testimony” of Jesus in my life, from my perspective was essential. My testimony should not glorify anything or anyone, including me, but should point clearly to the love of God and the grace I have received through Jesus the Christ od my salvation. Anything else was to be considered dross and a rude, even cruel waste of the time and attention of the person to whom I would witness.

               I have come to understand that everyone who loves Jesus has a slightly different perspective and that with all grace being applied I should learn to listen rather than correct. We are all in a unique position. While we would like to be as privileged as Peter to have actually been with Jesus on the mount of Transfiguration we must realize that these words which arerecorded for posterity in the canon of scripture bear an important and significant message for us to day. We must in every way possible “…work out our salvation with fear and trembling.” (Philippians 2:12)

           

           

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