2 Peter 1:16–21 (ESV)
Christ’s Glory and the Prophetic Word
16 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.
Jesus and Christianity is not a made
up thing. There really was (and is) a Jesus who is the Messiah. He really is the Son of God. God said: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” This is not a made-up story but is witnessed and testified by
“eye” witnesses who knew Jesus and witnessed everything. It is not a man-made myth!
Let us pray: O Lord, there are many accounts of your
life, death, and resurrection… both in the Bible and outside the Bible. You are a true historical figure that lived and walked on Earth. Help us to trust in you and all that the witnesses report. Amen.