For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter 1:16-21
A Review You Can Trust
How do you know you can trust online reviews? Sometimes when you read them, you wonder whether the owners of the business wrote their own evaluations. Could any place really be that good?
Peter was an eyewitness to the glory of Jesus, and he wanted you to know that you could trust him when he wrote about it. After all, he saw what he saw, and he wrote precisely what he saw. But he also wanted you to know that you could trust everything written in the Bible, not just what he wrote. So he tried to explain what it was like to write with the direct guidance of the Holy Spirit.
It’s fascinating to think of writing in your own language but having every word verified by the Holy Spirit. What an amazing thing! You see why Peter says that you would do well to pay attention to the words of the Bible. The words of the Bible are God’s words. Therefore, they are true―every one of them.
The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is your Savior. The Bible says so, and that news brings light to every part of your life. That’s a review you can trust.
Holy Spirit, thank you for speaking directly to me in the words of the Bible. Amen.