The Old Testament There must be sober confirmation of any prophetic word, and that not through another prophetic word but through the Scriptures. a. The reason for this condition is also stated; such a one has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. “Far from inventing the subject of their own predictions, the ancient prophets did not even know the meaning of what they themselves wrote. : Because of what is at stake, Peter knew it was. Because of this desire to study God’s Word, Peter tells us in the first three verses of chapter 2 that we will grow by laying aside certain things and desiring other things in their place. i. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The real miracle was that Jesus, most of the time, could keep from displaying His glory. to describe someone who was not ruled by the desire for sex. 2. For these reasons, God’s promises are both exceedingly great (in the sense of being large and imposing), and they are precious, in the sense of being valuable. For if you do these things you will never stumble: In pursuing these things we keep from stumbling. b. (Confirming One’s Calling and Election. : Peter considered his body no more than a, is a temporary place to live. b. Prophecy never came by the will of man: It is wrong and invalid to twist prophecy to our own personal meaning, because prophecy does not come from man but from God. Instead we should let God be true but every man a liar (Romans 3:4). Be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, : This shows how we can be sure that God called us, and that we are His elect. Prophets One may say that this shining glory was not a, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness: However, not only grace and peace – but also all things that pertain to life and godliness are ours through the knowledge of Him. We did not follow cunningly devised fables, : Peter solemnly declared that the testimony of the apostles –, ii. d. Who called us: This knowledge of God comes to those who are called. The transfiguration was awesome, but it was a passing experience until they were born again. Church history tells us that Peter, ii. Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1. We want to help you study the Bible, obey the Bible, and teach the Bible to others. But the “, ” Peter wrote of are matters of the heart, and should be evident in anyone, For if you do these things you will never stumble. ii. Jesus showed Peter that he would die a martyr, and he believed it – even if he might have wished it were only symbolic. Luke-Acts Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: a. But the testimony of God’s word about Jesus was even more sure than Peter’s personal experience. Perhaps this one has forgotten how bad he was, and how much he needed this cleansing. a. Major Prophets The scope of the list demonstrates that God wants us to have a well-rounded Christian life, complete in every fashion. : Peter put this reminder in a letter, so the people of God would have a constant reminder even after his departure. . Continual growth and progress in the Christian life is the sure way to keep from stumbling. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Our more permanent place to live is heaven, and we should invest more in heaven than in our tent – our physical body. There must be sober, : It is wrong and invalid to twist prophecy to our own personal meaning, because prophecy does not come from man but from God. i. They were carried beyond themselves by the influence of the Divine Spirit, and after ages were alone to discover the object of the prophecy; and the fulfillment was to be the absolute proof that the prediction was of God and that it was of no private invention.” (Clarke). Like precious faith probably speaks to the fact that the Jews and Gentiles enjoyed the same faith, and therefore the same benefits in Jesus. But Peter says that prophecy is not of any private interpretation; its meaning is evident and can be confirmed by others. i. Peter clearly thought that Jesus was and is our God and Savior. 1 and 2 Peter Bible Study Courses. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. We can reliably reconstruct historical events from the testimony of. Greetings from Peter. In verses 1-2, Peter identifies himself using the Aramaic “Sumeon” rather than the more familiar Greek Simon. Simply said, if we are called, if we are elect, then we are born again – and if we are born again, it shows in the way that we live. a. Second, dating. 5. Continual growth and progress in the Christian life is the sure way to keep from stumbling. 2 Peter 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours: Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesu... Read verse in New International Version ii. Instead, we are called to give, to these things, working in partnership with God to. b. Prophecy never came by the will of man: It is wrong and invalid to twist prophecy to our own personal meaning, because prophecy does not come from man but from God. The words from heaven also clearly put Jesus above the Law and the Prophets. Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. ii. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. i. a. c. Through the knowledge of Him: We come to knowledge of Him as we learn of Him through His Word, through prayer, and through the community of God’s people. They do this, even though they know the techniques, because they want the victory. Add to your faith virtue: We begin our life with God with faith, but faith progresses into virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love – love being the capstone of all God’s work in us. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The Pursuit of Christian Character (2 Peter 1:5-7) 4. I reply, because calling is first to us. The first thing which you and I can know is our calling: we cannot tell whether we are elect until we feel that we are called. (5-7) How to live as a partaker of the nature. As Peter wrote this, we sense the words were still ringing in his ears because at the transfiguration he made the mistake of making Jesus equal with Moses and Elijah, who appeared along with Him. It does come through holy men of God – but only as they are moved by the Holy Spirit. It was awesome for them to hear. The New Testament We never have to doubt any promise of God. General Epistles Perhaps this one has forgotten the great cost of this purging of sin’s dirty stain. i. Divine power! He would establish and strengthen us by reminding us of the basics of the Christian life. 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,. ii. 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; a. The apostles and writers of the New Testament have been checked for centuries and have been found truthful. A sports team going for the championship will practice the same fundamentals over and over again. 4. We should rejoice every time Jesus Christ and His gospel and plan for our lives is preached. The first thing which you and I can know is our calling: we cannot tell whether we are elect until we feel that we are called. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. i. Because coming to that kingdom is so important, it is helpful and necessary for Peter to remind you always of the basics of the Christian life. c. This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: At the transfiguration the Father spoke from heaven to declare His approval of and joy in God the Son. At the transfiguration, Jesus was transformed in glory before the apostles, not merely changed in outward appearance. We did not follow cunningly devised fables: Peter solemnly declared that the testimony of the apostles – testimony they endured torture and gave their lives for – was not based on clever fables or even half truths, but on eyewitness testimony; that they were eyewitnesses of His majesty. b. Eyewitnesses of His majesty: When did Peter eyewitness the majesty of Jesus? It is as if the writers of Scripture “raised their sails” in cooperation with God and the Holy Spirit carried them along in the direction He wished. This, the written teaching of the apostles and their associates, is the foundation of the church (Ephesians 2:20) preserved by God for all generations. Major Prophets They examine the concept of grace and peace, which come through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our lord. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. to remind people constantly, especially because he knew that the days of his earthly life were soon coming to an end. b. I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know: Even though his readers did know the truth, in light of what was at stake – their eternal destiny – it was worth it to go over these ideas again and again. g. That through these you may be partakers of the divine nature: This explains the value of these great and precious promises. a. d. Our God and Savior Jesus Christ: The grammar of the ancient Greek demonstrates that Peter said that Jesus Christ is our God and Savior. An encouragement to know God and what He has done for us. As we know God we gain these essentials foundations for salvation and living. 2. Of the word self-control, the Greek scholar Kenneth Wuest says the Greeks used this word self-control to describe someone who was not ruled by the desire for sex. Which you do well to heed: When we consider the prophetic testimony to Jesus, we do well to heed it. 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. His standing as a bondservant was more important to him than his status as an apostle. ii. Perhaps it was because the flames of persecution were getting hotter around him. i. The false teachershad minds that were not morally pure. Johannine Writings Cookie Notice: The Gospel According to Peter (2 Peter 1:1-4) 3. “Will your entrance into heaven be like that? It was this which digged the deep foundations of the earth and sea! i. Perhaps this one has forgotten how great and complete the cleansing is, making a once guilty sinner now as pure and as white as snow (Isaiah 1:18). But Peter says they should abound in us. It was history, seen by eyewitnesses. Luke-Acts Jesus was and is the beloved Son. Giving all diligence: We are partakers of the divine nature, but once we are made spiritual sons and daughters, growth in the Christian life doesn’t just happen to us. b. Some people think the Gospel and the Biblical record are just ancient myths. The differences in vocabulary between the two letters can be explained by the differences in theme. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. 3. Knowing God is the key to all things that pertain to life and godliness. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. 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A bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith, in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord, His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, all things that pertain to life and godliness, By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, That through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust, He who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins, Be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, For if you do these things you will never stumble, Entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know, I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder, We did not follow cunningly devised fables, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, And we heard this voice which came from heaven, And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 6-7 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Quiet Heart Means Confidence in God (Elisabeth Elliot), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 4-5 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). 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