13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; 14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God(AQ) as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.(AR). The law sets before us our wretched state by sin, but there it leaves us. 16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. To patience we must add godliness: this includes the holy affections and dispositions found in the true worshipper of God; with tender affection to all fellow Christians, who are children of the same Father, servants of the same Master, members of the same family, travellers to the same country, heirs of the same inheritance. #3:1-7|, and by showing why the great day of Christ's coming was delayed, with a description of its awful circumstances and consequences; and suitable exhortations to diligence and holiness are given.Exhortations to add the exercise of various other graces to faith (1-11) The apostle looks forward to his approaching decease. This lesson in Peter’s second epistle looks at what Peter says immediately after his greeting. 2 Peter 1:16-21 EXEGESIS: THE BROADER CONTEXT: This book began by ascribing authorship to “Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ” (1:1)—and the author claiming to be an eyewitness to Christ’s majesty, by which he meant Jesus’ Transfiguration (1:16-19). Confirm Your Calling and Election. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 2 Peter 1 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting. Those who fear the Lord, talk of his loving-kindness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises,(J) so that through them you may participate in the divine nature,(K) having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 1 Peter 1:1).. The Power of God’s Promise. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective … Try to dissuade the covetous worlding from his greediness, one ounce of gold weighs down all reasons. Greetings from Peter. Mix faith with what you find in the Scriptures, and esteem and reverence the Bible as a book written by holy men, taught by the Holy Ghost.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. The nearness of death makes the apostle diligent in the business of life. The keynote of this whole epistle is knowledge (2 Peter 1:2,3,5,6,8; 2 Peter 2:20,21; and 2 Peter 3:18); but it is a very special kind of knowledge which is meant.The Greek word is [@epignosis], that is, precise and correct knowledge. Grace and peace to you many times over as you deepen in your experience with God and Jesus, our Master. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 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. 15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. In Christ all fulness dwells, and pardon, peace, grace, and knowledge, and new principles, are thus given through the Holy Spirit. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do … There was a time when he had thrice denied his Master, but now he is glad to call himself “a servant of Jesus Christ.” Peter would die, but he believed the Scriptures would live on—and his last recorded words urge us to remember them. 2 Peter 1:5, NASB: "Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge," 2 Peter 1:5, NLT: "In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God's promises. 2 Peter 2:11 Many manuscripts beings in the presence of; 2 Peter 2:13 Some manuscripts in their love feasts; 2 Peter 2:15 Greek Bosor; 2 Peter 2:22 Prov. How firm and sure should our faith be, who have such a firm and sure word to rest upon! Offer to stay a furious man from anger by arguments, he has not patience to hear them. He speaks of the power of God, what it can do for us, and what it helps us to do for God.. 2 Peter Images and Notes. 2 Peter 1:4 - 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 Peter 1:20-21 - Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. The apostle having stated the blessings to which God has called Christians, exhorts those who had received these precious gifts, to endeavour to improve in graces and virtues. 2 Peter 1:2, ESV: "May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." According to the Epistle itself, it was composed by the Apostle Peter, an eyewitness to Jesus' ministry. It is the sight of Jesus crucified, in the gospel, that heals the soul. Verse 1. This passage is structured like a sandwich, two pieces of bread with meat in between. ]Here are my notes on this text: BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT: The book is titled 2 Peter, so we might think the text is written by the same Peter who wrote 1 Peter… The promises to those who are partakers of a Divine nature, will cause us to inquire whether we are really renewed in the spirit of our minds; let us turn all these promises into prayers for the transforming and purifying grace of the Holy Spirit. (Q) 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive(R) in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (16-21)1-11 Faith unites the weak believer to Christ, as really as it does the strong one, and purifies the heart of one as truly as of another; and every sincere believer is by his faith justified in the sight of God. Of false teachers is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere in! 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