c. As a light that shines in a dark place: No wonder Peter could say that the prophetic word is confirmed, and that it is as a light that shines in a dark place, something we should cling to until the day dawns and Jesus returns. 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. Prophets We have the apostolical benediction, wherein he wishes for the multiplication and increase of the divine favour to them, and the advancement and growth of the work of grace in them, and that peace with God and in their own consciences (which cannot be without, 1. Pauline Epistles ( 2Pe 1:1) Introducing a letter from Peter, to believers. The reason for this condition is also stated; such a one has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. 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When Charles Spurgeon was 16 years old, he preached his first sermon in a village cottage to a handful of poor people, and he chose for his text 1 Peter 2:7: “Unto you therefore which believe He is precious.” Spurgeon said that he didn’t think he could have preached on any other Bible passage, “but Christ was precious to my soul and I was in the flush of my youthful love, and I could not be silent when a … -------------------- Luke-Acts GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. Johannine Writings b. The Old Testament Faith is alike precious in the private Christian and in the apostle; it produces the same precious effects in the one and in the other. 2 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Perhaps this one has forgotten how bad he was, and how much he needed this cleansing. i. Here note. 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. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy They were holy men of God who were employed about that book which we receive as the word of God. 3. We need to come to the same place the Apostle Paul did, when he said that I may know Him (Philippians 3:10). It is as if the writers of Scripture “raised their sails” in cooperation with God and the Holy Spirit carried them along in the direction He wished. 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 (. (2Pe 1:20-21) Principles for prophetic assurance. Jesus was and is the beloved Son. These things come to us through His divine power. 5. We should, as we have opportunity, exhort those we pray for, and excite them to the use of all proper means to obtain what we desire God to bestow upon them; and those who will make any progress in religion must be very diligent and industrious in their endeavours. Luke-Acts Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Historical Books -------------------- d. Who called us: This knowledge of God comes to those who are called. “Such a man sees the things of time, and fails to discern those of eternity... he sees himself and his fellowmen, but not God. Johannine Writings Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. The Gospels b. Prophecy never came by the will of man: It is wrong and invalid to twist prophecy to our own personal meaning, because prophecy does not come from man but from God. iii. Major Prophets This is a remarkably generous and loving of God. 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). Cookie Notice: We can reliably reconstruct historical events from the testimony of eyewitnesses, who must be checked for truthfulness. [3.] Prophets It means an exact, complete, and thorough knowledge. "Peter is saying much the same thing as Paul in Romans 6, but in different language." They not only heard a sound (as the people did, I. 1. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point ii. His standing as a bondservant was more important to him than his status as an apostle. 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The Old Testament b. Cookie Notice: We have an account of the people to whom the epistle is written. 3. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible c. Through the knowledge of Him: We come to knowledge of Him as we learn of Him through His Word, through prayer, and through the community of God’s people. Pentateuch For these reasons, God’s promises are both exceedingly great (in the sense of being large and imposing), and they are precious, in the sense of being valuable. of Scripture. 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). What a gracious declaration was made: (2.) (2Pe 1:8-9) How to use these qualities to measure our Christian walk. Jesus showed Peter that he would die a martyr, and he believed it – even if he might have wished it were only symbolic. How did Peter know that shortly I must put off my tent? It is a prophetical declaration of the power and coming, the Godhead and incarnation, of our Saviour, which we have in the Old Testament. Prophets Yet the experience itself did not transform their lives. (2Pe 1:19) The evidence of fulfilled prophecy. The New Testament Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! There must be sober confirmation of any prophetic word, and that not through another prophetic word but through the Scriptures. -------------------- -------------------- Professor Peter Stoner has calculated that the probability of any one man fulfilling eight of these prophesies is one in 100,000,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 17th power). ii. (3.) Thank you for registering. Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. The latter is what the apostle desires for himself and those who addresses. III. III. (2.) An encouragement to know God and what He has done for us. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 1. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. 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.) The body is but a tabernacle, or tent, of the soul. It is a mean and movable dwelling. This is a very good beginning, but it is not to be rested in, as if we were already perfect. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. (2Pe 1:5-7) How to live as a partaker of the nature. 3. Minor Prophets Minor Prophets “There are two ways of entering a port. -------------------- This important truth of the divine origin of the scriptures (that what is contained in them is the mind of God and not of man) is to be known and owned by all who will give heed to the sure word of prophecy. Johannine Writings This was the difference between the prophets of the Lord and the false prophets who have been in the world. Through these promises, we are partakers of the divine nature. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. i. 1. That is a valuable gift that God has given to us all. Each grace being assumed, becomes the stepping stone to the succeeding grace: and the latter in turn qualifies and completes the former. c. This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: At the transfiguration the Father spoke from heaven to declare His approval of and joy in God the Son. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. 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. Simply said, if we are called, if we are elect, then we are born again – and if we are born again, it shows in the way that we live. -------------------- Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. 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. After my decease: Peter seemed aware of the significance of the passing of the apostles and the need to preserve the authoritative teaching of the apostles and prophets. (1.) This entire chapter is a prophecy of the great apostasy foretold by Christ himself and by Paul, Peter and John. 1. ii. IV. Study the bible online using commentary on 2 Peter 1 and more! Those in whom the Spirit works the divine nature are freed from the bondage of corruption. A declaration of the certain truth and divine origin of the gospel of Christ, in the grace whereof they were exhorted to increase and persevere (, I. I am writing to you people who believe in Jesus Christ, as we do. 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Prophets Essentially, the voice from heaven was a rebuke to Peter (Mark 9:7). 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Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. That the scriptures are the word of God is not only an article of the true Christian's faith, but also a matter of science or knowledge. Faith is the gift of God, wrought by the Spirit, who raised up Jesus Christ from the dead. At the transfiguration, Jesus was transformed in glory before the apostles, not merely changed in outward appearance. 2Pe 1:1 -. Jesus was not merely another or even a better lawgiver or prophet. Some have argued that this date is too early for the writing of 2 Peter, but nothing in the book requires a later date. An exhortation to advance and improve in all Christian graces (. 1. 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He is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. They represented the Law (Moses) and the Prophets (Elijah). Thank you for registering. Poetical Books Like precious faith probably speaks to the fact that the Jews and Gentiles enjoyed the same faith, and therefore the same benefits in Jesus. Add to your faith: Literally in the ancient Greek, “Lead up hand in hand; alluding, as most think, to the chorus in the Grecian dance, who danced with joined hands.” (Clarke). b. Pauline Epistles A bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ: The order of these titles is important. iii. Theywere Christians who lived in the country that we now call Turkey. c. 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. In these words the apostle comes to the chief thing intended in this epistle-to excite and engage them to advance in grace and holiness, they having already obtained precious faith, and been made partakers of the divine nature. The Gospels b. I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know: Even though his readers did know the truth, in light of what was at stake – their eternal destiny – it was worth it to go over these ideas again and again. We will try knowing ourselves instead of the knowledge of Him. This tabernacle must be put off. 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We need to be put in mind of what we already know to prevent our forgetting it, and to improve our knowledge, and reduce all to practice. Our Lord Jesus had shown him that the time of his departure was at hand, and therefore he bestirs himself with greater zeal and diligence, because the time is short. h. Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust: God is above and beyond the corruption of this world. The idea was of a Roman conqueror coming into his city, welcomed by singers and musicians who would join him in a glorious, happy procession into the city. You save your real resources for a more permanent place to live. And so we have the prophetic word confirmed: Peter’s experience at the transfiguration was amazing. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a 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.] Pauline Epistles This voice was heard, and that so as to be understood, by Peter, James, and John. They do this, even though they know the techniques, because they want the victory. 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. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Those words from heaven were important because Jesus had just told His disciples that He would have to be crucified and His followers would also have to take up their cross to follow Him (Mark 8:31-38). range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed a. Poetical Books iii. 2. Peter considered himself first a bondservant, and then an apostle. Poetical Books Passwords should have at least 6 characters. i. Pentateuch As we see these things in our life, we know that our lives are becoming more like the nature of Jesus. 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. [1.] 1. "Peter's Second Epistle - 2 Peter 1 - (KJV - King James Version)." An account of the way and means whereby. Luke-Acts Johannine Writings David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 6-7 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Quiet Heart Means Confidence in God (Elisabeth Elliot), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 4-5 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources, I. The apostle, being set upon the work, tells us (. Those who are, by the Spirit of grace. The fulfillment of the prophetic word confirmed is a certain, reliable testimony of the truth of the Scriptures. 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. One may say that this shining glory was not a new miracle, but a pause in an ongoing miracle. b. Major Prophets 1. (2) Grace and peace be multiplied unto you. (1.) ii. CHAPTER 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. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! It shows how deeply God loves us and wants to share His life – indeed, even the divine nature – with His people. He who was promised immediately after the fall of man, as in the fulness of time to be born of a woman, has now come in the flesh; and whosoever denies this is an antichrist (, 3. c. As they were moved by the Holy Spirit: According to Green, the ancient Greek word translated “moved” has the sense of carried along, as a ship being carried along by the wind or the current (the same word is used of a ship in Acts 27:15, 17). For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus because they represented those caught up to God (Jude 9 and 2 Kings 2:11). II. Luke-Acts c. Giving all diligence: These beautiful qualities are not things that the Lord simply pours into us as we passively receive. The Whole Bible “Far from inventing the subject of their own predictions, the ancient prophets did not even know the meaning of what they themselves wrote. He shined like the sun (Matthew 17:2). It was this which digged the deep foundations of the earth and sea! d. Our God and Savior Jesus Christ: The grammar of the ancient Greek demonstrates that Peter said that Jesus Christ is our God and Savior. Historical Books Pauline Epistles 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. i. ii. i. Minor Prophets 2 Peter 1:2, ESV: "May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." If Balaam and Caiaphas, and others who were destitute of holiness, had any thing of the spirit of prophecy, upon occasion, yet such persons were not employed to write any part of the scriptures for the use of the church of God. The promised blessings of the gospel are very precious; as the great promise of the Old Testament was, [3.] The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, The scope of the list demonstrates that God wants us to have a well-rounded Christian life, complete in every fashion. a. Blue Letter Bible. i. Peterprobably wrot… i. But the testimony of God’s word about Jesus was even more sure than Peter’s personal experience. g. That through these you may be partakers of the divine nature: This explains the value of these great and precious promises. Poetical Books He tastes a sweetness, and feels a power, and sees a glory, in it truly divine. (Comp. Major Prophets -------------------- New International Version Update. (2Pe 1:16-18) The evidence of the transfiguration. The words barren and unfruitful characterize the lives of many Christians, who lack these qualities because they lack in their knowledge of God, that is, knowing Him relationally in an increasingly fuller and deeper sense. If ever men are made wise to salvation, it is by the shining of the word of God into their hearts. Pauline Epistles i. Fables translates the ancient Greek word mythos. 2. -------------------- A bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith, in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord, His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, all things that pertain to life and godliness, 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, He who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins, Be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, For if you do these things you will never stumble, Entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know, I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder, We did not follow cunningly devised fables, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, And we heard this voice which came from heaven, And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 6-7 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Quiet Heart Means Confidence in God (Elisabeth Elliot), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 4-5 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). 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