2 Peter 1

Peter believes that his time on earth is nearly over, and he wants to leave a word of encouragement and warning for other believers. He asserts that he is a reliable source, because he is an eyewitness to the majesty of Jesus Christ as displayed at the transfiguration. He is guided by the Spirit to proclaim the truth, just as the prophets of the Old Testament were. He wants us to remember the precious faith we have been given, because if we don’t, we are blind and will stumble back into sin. We need to remember that we are called, elected, and cleansed, and God has given us everything we need for godliness! We have become partakers of the divine nature through the Spirit, so now we can add excellence, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, affection, and unselfish love to our faith. How do we do that? By yielding to the Spirit as He directs us to obey the Word!

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