MARCH 18, 2 Peter 1:19-21
Peter continues to defend the gospel with another powerful argument. He declares, “We have also a more sure word of prophecy”! Peter was referring to the Old Testament as the New Testament was not completed at the time of Peter, since he was among others who were still writing the New Testament. In the Old Testament, there were prophecies of the First Coming of the Messiah of God, Immanuel. The Old Testament prophets foretold it, “The Saviour is coming!”
Then in New Testament times, God sent forth His Son, to be born of a virgin, to take on human form. With the other disciples, Peter saw the Messiah, walked with Him, worked with Him, witnessed His many wonderful acts, including His resurrection from the dead! Thus, we can say that the New Testament is a historical record of all those OT prophecies being fulfilled: “The Saviour has come!” And if we add the OT and the NT, what do we get? A complete Bible, God’s precious word! So to us today, “a more sure word of prophecy” refers to the entire completed and perfect Word of God! What does “a more sure word of prophecy” refer to? Circle the right answer.
Thought: Thank God I can read His word, both the OT and NT, in such a simple way.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I trust the faithfulness and truthfulness of the Bible evermore. It is such a precious gift, I pray I will use and treasure every day. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.