THURSDAY, JULY 2
Scripture: 2 Peter 1:15-21
2 Peter 1:15-21 says, “Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease. For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’ And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter makes it clear that prophetic words are made more sure by corresponding words of Scripture. We are told that no prophecy of Scripture has any private interpretation. For no true prophecy ever came by the will of man, but only men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. So the words of the Bible are not really man’s words. While they were penned by man, they were breathed on by God and endued with power. And that is where the Life comes from. For every promise of Scripture has God’s breath of life in it and that promise can be released in us if we will take the time to memorize and ‘feed on’ the Scripture and speak it over and over again into our hearts, lives and surroundings. Are we embracing God’s Word in the way He intended?