2 Peter 1:16–21 (ESV)
Christ’s Glory and the Prophetic Word
For we did not follow cleverly devised myths 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, and the voice was borne to him by the
Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will
do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was
ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
There is a lot to be said about an eyewitness. An eyewitness is someone who was there, saw the event,
and got the t-shirt! When something goes down, the police want to find an eyewitness that can help recreate the scene and tell what happened. If you have two or more eyewitnesses, you have a locked tight case. Well, with Jesus and his plan of salvation, we
have more than two or three witnesses. There were three witnesses (Peter, James, and John) at the transfiguration. There are witnesses to his life, death, and resurrection. Over 500 people witnessed Jesus alive after the resurrection. God’s plan of salvation
is not a made up myth, it is eye witnessed fact!
I pray: O Lord, help me to trust the fact that your Son lived a perfect life, died on the cross for the forgiveness of my sins, and you raised him up on the
third day. Don’t let Satan or the world try to create doubts in my mind. Amen.