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Read 2 Peter 1:16-21

Read 2 Peter 1:16-21

16 We have not depended on made-up stories in making known to you the mighty coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. With our own eyes we saw his greatness. 17We were there when he was given honour and glory by God the Father, when the voice came to him from the Supreme Glory, saying, “This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased!” 18We ourselves heard this voice coming from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain.
19 So we are even more confident of the message proclaimed by the prophets. You will do well to pay attention to it, because it is like a lamp shining in a dark place until the Day dawns and the light of the morning star shines in your hearts. 20Above all else, however, remember that no one can explain by himself or herself a prophecy in the Scriptures. 21For no prophetic message ever came just from human will, but people were under the control of the Holy Spirit as they spoke the message that came from God.


Peter describes something of the mysterious experience of seeing Jesus transfigured; and hearing God’s voice confirm his identity.  For Peter this confirms the hope of the scriptures; and encourages him in his ministry.


Lord, Peter and the disciples got to see you revealed in all  your glory and hear the father’s voice speaking from heaven.  I live by faith and do not have such clear site.  By grace, give me the faith I need to be courageous.

17 1.17, 18: Mt 17:1–5; Mk 9:2–7; Lk 9:28–35
18 1.17, 18: Mt 17:1–5; Mk 9:2–7; Lk 9:28–35

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