Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease. “Will your entrance into heaven be like that? The Old Testament “He tells us too, that faith is ‘precious;’ and is it not precious? GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Luke-Acts Pentateuch -------------------- 2 Peter 1:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 1:2, NIV: "Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." Which you do well to heed: When we consider the prophetic testimony to Jesus, we do well to heed it. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on 2 Peter, “If you are able to have only one commentary on 2 Peter and Jude, this recent commentary by Gene Green should be at the top of your wish list.” Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Green takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. Grace and peace be multiplied to you: Peter indicated that grace and peace – those two most precious of gifts – are ours in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. Observe, No scripture prophecy is of private interpretation (or a man's own proper opinion, an explication of his own mind), but the revelation of the mind of God. The design of this voice was to do our Saviour a singular humour while he was here below: (4.) Wisdom Literature Shortly I must put off my tent: Peter considered his body no more than a tent. Because coming to that kingdom is so important, it is helpful and necessary for Peter to remind you always of the basics of the Christian life. The New Testament He desired that an entrance abundant should be ministered unto them.” (Meyer). Historical Books We can reliably reconstruct historical events from the testimony of eyewitnesses, who must be checked for truthfulness. His disciples needed this word of assurance to keep their confidence in Jesus and needed to hear that Jesus was still well pleasing to the Father, even though He said He would be crucified. Knowing God is the key to all things that pertain to life and godliness. It means an exact, complete, and thorough knowledge. General Epistles Verse 1. i. This is a very good beginning, but it is not to be rested in, as if we were already perfect. 1. Poetical Books i. c. Giving all diligence: These beautiful qualities are not things that the Lord simply pours into us as we passively receive. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. The Gospels 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. Of the word self-control, the Greek scholar Kenneth Wuest says the Greeks used this word self-control to describe someone who was not ruled by the desire for sex. Wisdom Literature He who was promised immediately after the fall of man, as in the fulness of time to be born of a woman, has now come in the flesh; and whosoever denies this is an antichrist (, 3. The gospel is not a cunningly devised fable. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible Pauline Epistles [4.] Be even more diligent to make your call and election sure: This shows how we can be sure that God called us, and that we are His elect. They would enter heaven gloriously, not as through fire (1 Corinthians 3:15). 1 Peter 2. This voice is from heaven, called here. Poetical Books What does 2 Peter 1:8 mean? Commentary on 2 Peter 1:12-15 (Read 2 Peter 1:12-15) We must be established in the belief of the truth, that we may not be shaken by every wind of doctrine; and especially in the truth necessary for us to know in our day, what belongs to our peace, and what is opposed in our time. “Convinced that the best antidote for heresy is a mature knowledge of the truth, Peter exhorts his readers to have a proper appreciation for prophecy, to live holy and godly lives while awaiting Christ’s coming and to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.” (Kirby). The divinity of the scriptures must be known and acknowledged in the first place, before men can profitably use them, before they can give good heed to them. The prophets of the Lord did not speak nor do any thing of their own mind, as Moses, the chief of them, says expressly (. This tabernacle must be put off. For if you do these things you will never stumble: In pursuing these things we keep from stumbling. Historical Books The New Testament Prophets GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Yet what was once a rebuke became a sweet memory. a. I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder: Peter put this reminder in a letter, so the people of God would have a constant reminder even after his departure. We will trust in the schemes and plans of men instead of the knowledge of Him. Peter stated this as a fact and not as a possibility; and he said they were among you, not only on the outside of the church. Prophets The Old Testament He is the mighty God, and therefore can save from both the guilt and the filth of sin. The New Testament For this reason: Peter just wrote about the promise of entrance into the everlasting kingdom of God (2 Peter 1:11). -------------------- Pentateuch ii. The words from heaven also clearly put Jesus above the Law and the Prophets. (5.) Read 2 Peter 1 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Prophets Minor Prophets Prophets For this reason, Christians should never get tired hearing the basics of the Christian life. 26:11 -------------------- Verse 1. -------------------- Minor Prophets Johannine Writings The fountain of all spiritual blessings is the divine power of Jesus Christ, who could not discharge all the office of Mediator, unless he was God as well as man. “Such a man sees the things of time, and fails to discern those of eternity... he sees himself and his fellowmen, but not God. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Seeing it is so absolutely necessary that persons be fully persuaded of the scripture's divine origin, the apostle (. He would establish and strengthen us by reminding us of the basics of the Christian life. -------------------- F.B. 3. (1.) 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Knowledge of God, and faith in him, are the channel whereby all spiritual supports and comforts are conveyed to us; but then we must own and acknowledge God as the author of our effectual calling, for so he is here described: (4.) Through these promises, we are partakers of the divine nature. So, the readers of both letters were probably the same people. (3.) i. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. (Confirming One’s Calling and Election. 1996-2021. This entire chapter is a prophecy of the great apostasy foretold by Christ himself and by Paul, Peter and John. Luke-Acts “Many things are great which are not precious, such as great rocks, which are of little value; on the other hand, many things are precious which are not great-such as diamonds and other jewels, which cannot be very great if they be very precious. It is a prophetical declaration of the power and coming, the Godhead and incarnation, of our Saviour, which we have in the Old Testament. Study the bible online using commentary on 2 Peter 1 and more! Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 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). GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point A. What we have already received should encourage us to ask for more; he who has begun the work of grace will perfect it. i. David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 6-7 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Quiet Heart Means Confidence in God (Elisabeth Elliot), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 4-5 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources, I. There were many occasions, but one probably stuck out in his mind: the transfiguration of Jesus, recorded in Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:1-9, and Luke 9:28-36. "By this you will be kept from falling, and that at all times and seasons, even in those hours of temptation that shall be on the earth.' The Gospels An account of the way and means whereby. -------------------- Essentially, the voice from heaven was a rebuke to Peter (Mark 9:7). We will try knowing ourselves instead of the knowledge of Him. New International Version Update. Perhaps this one has forgotten how great and complete the cleansing is, making a once guilty sinner now as pure and as white as snow (Isaiah 1:18). The real miracle was that Jesus, most of the time, could keep from displaying His glory. (Comp. [3.] range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed It is the knowledge that comes by experience – the experience God’s people have of God Himself. —Identical with the last clause of 1Peter 1:2, and with no other greeting in any Epistle.What follows here is peculiar to this Epistle, which begins and ends with grace and knowledge. Minor Prophets Pauline Epistles And though this gospel of Christ has been blasphemously called a. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a We have the apostolical benediction, wherein he wishes for the multiplication and increase of the divine favour to them, and the advancement and growth of the work of grace in them, and that peace with God and in their own consciences (which cannot be without, 1. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Peterprobably wrot… Pauline Epistles Only being born again by the Spirit of God did that, giving them boldness beyond measure. -------------------- (2Pe 1:12) Peter explains why he writes about things they have heard before – the basics of Christian living. General Epistles The Old Testament 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. 1. Like precious faith probably speaks to the fact that the Jews and Gentiles enjoyed the same faith, and therefore the same benefits in Jesus. c. Established in the present truth: Established is the same word translated strengthen in Luke 22:32, when Jesus told Peter “when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” Here, Peter fulfilled that command of Jesus. A bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith, in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord, His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, all things that pertain to life and godliness, By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, That through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust, He who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins, Be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, For if you do these things you will never stumble, Entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know, I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder, We did not follow cunningly devised fables, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, And we heard this voice which came from heaven, And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 6-7 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Quiet Heart Means Confidence in God (Elisabeth Elliot), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 4-5 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). If Balaam and Caiaphas, and others who were destitute of holiness, had any thing of the spirit of prophecy, upon occasion, yet such persons were not employed to write any part of the scriptures for the use of the church of God. (2Pe 1:5-7) How to live as a partaker of the nature. Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: Tools. Major Prophets We must be established in the belief of the truth, that we may not be shaken by every wind of doctrine, and especially in that which is the present truth, the truth more peculiarly necessary for us to know in our day, that which belongs to our peace, and which is more especially opposed in our time. Major Prophets b. Prophecy never came by the will of man: It is wrong and invalid to twist prophecy to our own personal meaning, because prophecy does not come from man but from God. They were holy men of God who were employed about that book which we receive as the word of God. it is this which holds up the pillars of the universe, and which one day shall shake them, and hurry all things back to their native nothingness.” (Spurgeon). We never have to doubt any promise of God. i. Simply said, if we are called, if we are elect, then we are born again – and if we are born again, it shows in the way that we live. Poetical Books We are supposed to give all diligence to our walk with the Lord. These he brings in by resuming his former exhortation, and laying it down in other words; for what in, (2.) 2. But Peter says that prophecy is not of any private interpretation; its meaning is evident and can be confirmed by others. 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