Day 334: November 30 (2 Peter 1)
In his second letter, Peter reminds us of the faith we share, and the gift of God in Jesus. As an eye-witness to the life, death, and resurrection, Peter wants his readers to be sure of the basics of their faith, and the great power of God that they reveal.
God has given us all that we need for a godly life through our relationship with Him. And that life comes with great promises from God. Peter encourages us to grow in responding to God’s promises.
The second half of the chapter gives us unique insight into Peter’s own relationship with Jesus, and thus his love and concern for his readers (including us). Peter’s transformation started with seeing the works of God, and hearing His voice (when Jesus was transfigured on the mountain). This experience of God’s words and works led Peter to treasure the records of God’s Word, activity, and purpose – the books of Scripture.
As we read today, let’s allow the words of scripture to cause our love for God, our experience of His works, and our responsiveness to His words, to increase.
Have a great day!