Last week, I was reading from Second Peter. Here are a few things that stood out to me.
Starting at the end of chapter 1, Peter recalls his experience at Christ’s transfiguration. I’ve often thought that the disciples had it “easier” than we have. I mean, they had Jesus right there with them. They saw the miracles. They heard the parables. They heard the explanations to the parables. They saw nature obey his voice. Peter himself even walked on water! They saw the dead rise. They saw the cross and the Resurrected Christ. They felt the wounds and saw the ascension.
In Peter’s own words, he saw Christ’s Majestic Glory and heard God the Father Speak from Heaven “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Wow. Seems like they had it all. Their faith has to be a different flavor than ours, because they were there…We have to have faith that does not see, right? Wrong.
Peter states in 2 Peter 1:19 that we have the prophetic word. And the word is MORE sure. But the word was just written by man, right? Wrong. No Prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. This is why Peter was diligent about recording his eyewitness account. This is why he “made every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things. v1:15)