Thursday, February 2 – 2 Peter 1:19
And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.
The things we learn and are reminded of many times stick in a way that something we learn in a moment does not. Each lesson has its place but the more we see something to be true, the more it is rooted in our lives. Witnessing the transfiguration was powerful for Peter and allowed Him to see Jesus’s glory in a special way but seeing the many prophecies fulfilled in Jesus built his assurance even more. In his commentary, David Guzik talks about the fulfillment of Jesus and says “There are at least 332 distinct Old Testament predictions regarding the Messiah that Jesus fulfilled perfectly. The combination of this evidence together, from a simple statistical perspective, is absolutely overwhelming.”
Peter wrote that we are to pay attention to these prophesies fulfilled in Jesus. Jesus is more than a man, and He is more than a list of beliefs and values we hold—He is the Messiah, the one who makes us right with God, the culmination of God’s redemption story. We have access to see that the same prophetic word Peter spoke about, the Old Testament fulfilled. Every time we open the Bible, we can see the same fulfillment in Jesus that Peter did. We will grow in our love and trust in God’s Word as we continually see that these were more than just promises written for a moment; they were the story of redemption planned from the beginning of time.
- What are some things that have grown your faith in God’s Word?
- How have you seen God’s Word to be true over and over throughout your life?
- Pray and ask God to bring clarity to His Word for you and those around you.
 David Guzik, “Study Guide for 2 Peter 1,” Blue Letter Bible, accessed December 8, 2022, https://www.blueletterbible.org/comm/guzik_david/study-guide/2-peter/2-peter-1.cfm.