2 Peter 1:16; 19-21 (NIV)
For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
Have you done online ordering yet? How do you decide what you can trust? You can read reviews online but who placed them there? Was it friends of the seller? Was it the owner of the business? You just don’t really know.
Peter was an eyewitness to the glory of Jesus, and he wanted you to know that you could trust him when he wrote about it. After all, he saw what he saw, and he wrote precisely what he saw. But he also wanted you to know that you could trust everything written in the Bible, not just what he wrote. So, he tried to explain what it was like to write with the direct guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Can you imagine what it must have been like to write down your words and realize that every word was being verified by the Holy Spirit. It must have been an amazing and powerful experience for Peter. So, Peter urges us, and all who read the scriptures, that we would do well to pay attention to the Word of God! Make no mistake the Word of God is true in all of its content.
The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is your Saviour. The Bible says so, and that news brings light to every part of your life.
Holy Spirit, thank you for speaking directly to me in the words of the Bible. Thank you for your truth. Amen.