2 Peter 1:1–2 (ESV)
1 Simeon Peter,
a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
This greeting comes from Peter, written about AD 68. He is addressing false prophets and those who live sinful
lifestyles. In verse one, he identifies himself as Peter, more specifically... a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ. It is important to catch what Peter is saying when he says “to those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness
of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Our righteousness does not come from our selves, but it comes from God. As Christians, we often fall into the trap of giving ourselves the credit for our faith, but that is right the opposite. Our faith is a gift
I pray: O Lord, Help me to not take credit for my faith, but to rightly give you all the credit. Help me to hunger and thirst for righteousness, and that the Holy Spirit will continue to work in
me... shaping me according to your will. Amen.