November 18, 2018: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for 2 Peter 1-3

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Commentary:  Although a short letter, Peter’s message is clear.  A life for Christ results in change in ourselves; we are no longer part of this world but separate from it.  Peter also defends the truth of Jesus Christ and His resurrection.  Peter witnessed the transfiguration of Jesus and saw the prophecies about the Messiah come to pass.  Peter warns agains false teachers and expounds upon the importance of thoroughly knowing God’s Word, as false teachers often use the truth and twist it to suit their purposes.  We must scrutinize what we are taught to ensure that it aligns with God’s Word.  Finally, Peter speaks of Christ’s second coming.  It will happen, just as the prophets have foretold.

Focus Verses: 1:12-16  What is this passage teaching?  Why is it important?  How can you apply it to your life?