e. Who called us by glory and virtue: It is Jesus’ glory and virtue that motivated Him to call us, and it is His glory and virtue that draw us to Him. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Commentary on 2 Peter 1:12-15 (Read 2 Peter 1:12-15) We must be established in the belief of the truth, that we may not be shaken by every wind of doctrine; and especially in the truth necessary for us to know in our day, what belongs to our peace, and what is opposed in our time. For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. "By this you will be kept from falling, and that at all times and seasons, even in those hours of temptation that shall be on the earth.' i. 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This declaration is made by God the Father, who thus publicly owns his Son (even in his state of humiliation, when he was in the form of a servant), yea, proclaims him to be his beloved Son, when he is in that low condition; yea, so far are Christ's mean and low circumstances from abating the love of the Father to him that his laying down his life is said to be one special reason of the Father's love. These are not the words of one who hath a devil, nor the contrivance of any number of men who by cunning craftiness endeavour to deceive. 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Wisdom Literature 2 Peter 2:11 Many manuscripts beings in the presence of; 2 Peter 2:13 Some manuscripts in their love feasts; 2 Peter 2:15 Greek Bosor; 2 Peter 2:22 Prov. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Luke-Acts The Gospels Seeing it is so absolutely necessary that persons be fully persuaded of the scripture's divine origin, the apostle (. The apostle, being set upon the work, tells us (. The New Testament of Scripture. 2. This world is a place of error and ignorance, and every man in the world is naturally without that knowledge which is necessary in order to attain eternal life. And so we have the prophetic word confirmed: Peter’s experience at the transfiguration was amazing. All the penmen of the scriptures were holy men of God. What we have already received should encourage us to ask for more; he who has begun the work of grace will perfect it. 3. And though this gospel of Christ has been blasphemously called a. Historical Books He would have them always to remember these things, and not only to keep them in mind, but also to make mention of them, as the original words import. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. I reply, because calling is first to us. Pardon of sin is one of the blessings here intended; how great this is all who know any thing of the power of God's anger will readily confess, and this is one of those promised favours in bestowing whereof, [2.] f. By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises: This explains the value of the glory and virtue of God that calls us. Prophets John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible He must soon be removed from those to whom he wrote; and his ambition being that they should remember the doctrine he had delivered to them, after he himself was taken away from them, he commits his exhortation to writing. There must be sober confirmation of any prophetic word, and that not through another prophetic word but through the Scriptures. Instead we should let God be true but every man a liar (Romans 3:4). i. c. Giving all diligence: These beautiful qualities are not things that the Lord simply pours into us as we passively receive. A. There were many occasions, but one probably stuck out in his mind: the transfiguration of Jesus, recorded in Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:1-9, and Luke 9:28-36. 3. 1. Luke-Acts Divine power! Minor Prophets Pentateuch “Will your entrance into heaven be like that? 3. i. Now this important truth he not only asserts, but proves. But the “ Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 2 Peter 1:2, ESV: "May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." True saving faith is a precious grace, and that not only as it is very uncommon, very scarce, even in the visible church, a very small number of true believers among a great multitude of visible professors (. Historical Books -------------------- A bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ: The order of these titles is important. Perhaps this one has forgotten how bad he was, and how much he needed this cleansing. An exhortation to advance and improve in all Christian graces (. Historical Books Tents should be taken care of, but you wouldn’t invest large resources into fixing up a tent. It is by doing these things spoken of in 2 Peter 1:5-7 (faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love). It is knowledge, but it is not mere intellectual understanding or intuition. The New Testament 4. Pentateuch (2Pe 1:8-9) How to use these qualities to measure our Christian walk. The coming of Christ also is make known by the preaching of the gospel. Peter did nothing to explain or justify his apostleship and did not add a phrase like “by the will of God” as Paul did on some occasions (1 Corinthians 1:1, 2 Corinthians 1:1, Galatians 1:1, Ephesians 1:1, and so on). ii. They must acknowledge their own darkness. The false teachers and their judgment (2 Peter 2:1-3).Historical illustration of Divine judgment on the wicked, and care of the righteous (2 Peter 2:4-10 a). “He tells us too, that faith is ‘precious;’ and is it not precious? 1. c. To those who have obtained like precious faith: Peter wrote to those who had the same salvation he had experienced, which he called “a like precious faith.” This faith was obtained, and not by the efforts of man but by the righteousness of our God. He has done this because Jesus is completely good and right. The meaning of these entire first three verses is closely paralleled in thought by Romans 6:1-11. Minor Prophets Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of … It is possible for an unsaved person to do many moral and religious duties. To enforce this exhortation, and engage them seriously and heartily to comply with it, he adds, 1. We are supposed to give all diligence to our walk with the Lord. An encouragement to know God and what He has done for us. Shortly I must put off my tent: Peter considered his body no more than a tent. 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Like precious faith probably speaks to the fact that the Jews and Gentiles enjoyed the same faith, and therefore the same benefits in Jesus. (2Pe 1:5-7) How to live as a partaker of the nature. Jesus was not merely another or even a better lawgiver or prophet. Perhaps it was because Peter was simply getting old. -------------------- For if you do these things you will never stumble: In pursuing these things we keep from stumbling. 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We should rejoice every time Jesus Christ and His gospel and plan for our lives is preached. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible Major Prophets A representation of the very great advantage which will thereby accrue to them (, 2. He desired that an entrance abundant should be ministered unto them.” (Meyer). 1 Peter 2. 1 Peter 2:13-15. Moses and Elijah also are connected with prophecy, having a strong connection to the witnesses of Revelation 11:3-13. d. And we heard this voice which came from heaven: It was awesome for Peter and the disciples to see the transfigured, glorified Jesus. The divinity of the scriptures must be known and acknowledged in the first place, before men can profitably use them, before they can give good heed to them. The New Testament He tastes a sweetness, and feels a power, and sees a glory, in it truly divine. This means that the promises of God are based upon His glory and virtue, and therefore perfectly reliable because God can never compromise His glory and virtue. 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Established in the present truth: Established is the same word translated strengthen in Luke 22:32, when Jesus told Peter “when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” Here, Peter fulfilled that command of Jesus. ii. Instead, we are called to give all diligence to these things, working in partnership with God to add them. 1996-2021. Prophets -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- iii. The body is but a tabernacle, or tent, of the soul. At the transfiguration, Jesus was transformed in glory before the apostles, not merely changed in outward appearance. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. a. 1 This letter is from me, Simon Peter. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. Their faith (answering to "knowledge of Him," 2 Peter 1:3) is presupposed as the gift of God ( 2 Peter 1:3, Ephesians 2:8), and is not required to be ministered by us; in its exercise, virtue is to be, moreover, ministered. 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Some have said that Peter didn’t write this letter because the subject and style is somewhat different than 1 Peter. But Peter says they should abound in us. The Old Testament If these things are yours and abound: If we have these things, and abound in these things, it is evident to everyone that we are not barren nor unfruitful in our knowledge of Jesus. 3. An introduction, or preface, making way for, and leading to, what is principally designed by the apostle (, II. c. Entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: Peter here reminded his readers of the great reward of a calling and election made sure. The Gospels [1.] -------------------- We are not to continue long in this earthly house. 2. It requires a great deal of diligence and labour to make sure our calling and election; there must be a very close examination of ourselves, a very narrow search and strict enquiry, whether we are thoroughly converted, our minds enlightened, our wills renewed, and our whole souls changed as to the bent and inclination thereof; and to come to a fixed certainty in this requires the utmost diligence, and cannot be attained and kept without divine assistance, as we may learn from. They represented the Law (Moses) and the Prophets (Elijah). He could rescue us from hell without even inviting us to be partakers of the divine nature. Here we cannot but observe how the believer's way is marked out step by step. 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Grace and peace be multiplied to you: Peter indicated that grace and peace – those two most precious of gifts – are ours in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point We must be established in the belief of the truth, that we may not be shaken by every wind of doctrine, and especially in that which is the present truth, the truth more peculiarly necessary for us to know in our day, that which belongs to our peace, and which is more especially opposed in our time. They were holy men of God who were employed about that book which we receive as the word of God. 1. Knowing God is the key to all things that pertain to life and godliness. (2Pe 1:10-11) Making our call and election sure. Wisdom Literature The New Testament Observe, No scripture prophecy is of private interpretation (or a man's own proper opinion, an explication of his own mind), but the revelation of the mind of God. Peter clearly thought that Jesus was and is our God and Savior. We believe that 1 Peter was his first letter to thesereaders. For this reason: Peter just wrote about the promise of entrance into the everlasting kingdom of God (2 Peter 1:11). Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com i. Study the bible online using commentary on 2 Peter 1 and more! Major Prophets The way to make sure their eternal election is to make out their effectual calling: none can look into the book of God's eternal counsels and decrees; but, inasmuch as, (3.) For this reason, Christians should never get tired hearing the basics of the Christian life. 1Pe 2:9 ¶ But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1Pe 2:10 : Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. [2.] I am writing to you people who believe in Jesus Christ, as we do. 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. The Sure Christian Life. We are willing to try almost anything except the knowledge of Him. Johannine Writings (2Pe 1:13-14) The urgency in Peter’s heart. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible This voice is from heaven, called here. 1. One may say that this shining glory was not a new miracle, but a pause in an ongoing miracle. 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The apostle Peter, being moved by the Holy Ghost to write once more to those who from among the Jews were turned to faith in Christ, begins this second epistle with an introduction, wherein the same persons are described and the same blessings are desired that are in the preface to his former letter; but there are some additions or alterations which ought to be taken notice of, in all the three … He so wisely and carefully assisted and directed them in the delivery of what they had received from him that they were effectually secured from any the least mistake in expressing what they revealed; so that the very words of scripture are to be accounted the words of the Holy Ghost, and all the plainness and simplicity, all the power and virtue, all the elegance and propriety, of the very words and expressions are to be regarded by us as proceeding from God. Wisdom Literature b. Eyewitnesses of His majesty: When did Peter eyewitness the majesty of Jesus? No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation: Even in Peter’s day enemies of Jesus twisted Old Testament prophecies, giving them personal and bizarre meanings attempting to exclude Jesus from their fulfillment. i. Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease. -------------------- 2. -------------------- The nearness of death makes the apostle diligent … Major Prophets Pauline Epistles Luke-Acts i. Psalm 138:2 reminds us that God honors His word even above His name. General Epistles ii. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. There are at least 332 distinct Old Testament predictions regarding the Messiah that Jesus fulfilled perfectly. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. In these words the apostle lays down another argument to prove the truth and reality of the gospel, and intimates that this second proof is more strong and convincing than the former, and more unanswerably makes out that the doctrine of the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is not a mere fable or cunning contrivance of men, but the wise and wonderful counsel of the holy and gracious God. 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:. 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Peterprobably wrot… -------------------- GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Johannine Writings Be even more diligent to make your call and election sure: This shows how we can be sure that God called us, and that we are His elect. Prophets (2Pe 1:16-18) The evidence of the transfiguration. It is a prophetical declaration of the power and coming, the Godhead and incarnation, of our Saviour, which we have in the Old Testament. Historical Books Luke-Acts When the light of the scripture is darted into the blind mind and dark understanding by the Holy Spirit of God, then the. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. This shows that Peter believed that the prophetic words of Jesus were to be fulfilled literally. 2 Peter 2:10 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 18. Some have argued that this date is too early for the writing of 2 Peter, but nothing in the book requires a later date. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. Though Peter here spoke of prophecy of Scripture, the same principle is true for the gift of prophecy today. 2. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Pentateuch The transfiguration was awesome, but it was a passing experience until they were born again. Major Prophets They must account and use the scripture as a light which God hath sent into and set up in the world, to dispel that darkness which is upon the face of the whole earth. Johannine Writings Cookie Notice: These he brings in by resuming his former exhortation, and laying it down in other words; for what in, (2.) 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