2 Peter 1: Is God Pleased With You?
Verse of the Day: (V17) “For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
1. Precious (V1-8)
V1 “Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:”
2 Peter was the last letter of Apostle Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, before God promoted him to glorious heaven. As with all last letters, it summed up what God has for His people, through Peter, that they must believe in God’s precious promises, and continue in their precious faith in Him amid intense persecution and worldly temptation.
V4 “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
2. Purged (V9-12)
V9 “But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.”
Though we are saved by grace through faith in God, yet we are still in our old nature of flesh and sins, and the only way to know that we are truly saved and called of God is when we keep confessing and purging our sins, and abounding in the fruit of the Spirit.
V10 “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:”
3. Pleased (V13-21)
V15 “Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.”
Again, God, through Peter, reminds His people that since we have only one life, and soon it will pass, only what is done for Jesus will last. Therefore, let us please God in our words and works just like Jesus, God’s Son, whom God was well pleased with Him. Let us continue to trust and obey God’s Word because this is the only best way to please Him.
V19 “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to please and glorify You by trusting and obeying You.