2 Peter 1:12-21 Reading the Passage

Willingly Receive a Word of Reminder – 2 Peter 1:12-21

1 (12) Therefore I will always stand ready to remind you of these things, even though you know and are established in the truth that is present with you. (13) However, I think that it is right for me, as long as I am still in this “tent” of my earthly body, to stir you up by reminding you of these things; (14) knowing that the departure from my “tent” is soon to occur, just as our Lord Jesus Christ has informed me. (15) So then, I will make every effort to insure that after my departure, you may at all times remember these things.

(16) We were not following cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and glorious appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ; on the contrary, we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. (17) He received honor and glory from God the Father when such a word as this was spoken to him by the Majestic Glory: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased.” (18) And we heard this word coming out of heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.

(19) Also, we have the absolutely reliable prophetic word. It is good for you to adhere to it as a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star arises in your hearts. (20) Above all, be sure of this: No prophecy of Scripture is the prophet’s own interpretation of the divine will; (21) for no prophecy was ever produced by an act of the human will. On the contrary, men spoke from God as they were led by the Holy Spirit.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.