Monday November 21, 2022

Monday – November 21st – 2 Peter 1:20-21     -----     
1:20) Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, 
21) or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     Hello Monday! Yes, my good friends and fellow blog enthusiasts today is the beginning of a new week. Yes, it is also a shorter work week for many as Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. Regardless of if it is a normal week or a short week our inspirational thought for today resonates with the powerful truth of why being firmly connected to God is so important. No matter on what unknowns may be before us, or the reality what we have just endured, we are always in the loving and protective arms of Jesus. The fear-filled uncertainty of the next minute/hour/day/week/year pales in comparison to the unconditional love God showed for us on the cross. When you are feeling lonely or afraid, take a breath, take a moment, and lean back into the presence of the God who created all that exists and the certainty that our God never fails.

     In our pick verses today, Peter closes out this first chapter of his second letter to the believers scattered throughout Asia Minor. In his summation of the importance of having a firm foundation of faith, Peter lifts up the place of the ancient prophets in scripture as he prepares to transition in chapter two and how to discern false teachers. Each of the Old Testament prophets had in common that their words were not of their own origin. The words we embrace as Holy Scripture were revealed by God to these early prophets who simply recorded what God have spoken to them. The Old Testament writings came from God just as truly as the voice from Heaven at both Jesus’ baptism and the Transfiguration. Because these are the words of God delivered to the writers of both old and new, we must resist the devil’s temptation to interpret the Scriptures to suit our personal preferences, motives, or agendas. To do so in one place effectively negates the power of all Scripture as well as Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

Pastor Jim
Tuesday – November 22nd – 2 Peter 2:1

*The Daily Walk Bible NLT: Explore God's Path to Life (p. 4141). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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