Week Forty-four — Verse by Verse Devotional Series — The Letters of St. Peter — 2 Peter 1: 17,18

Note: This week we are reminded of the tremendous gift of an inspired word from God.

Sunday, October 30

2 Peter 1: 17, 18 For we 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.

Prayer:  Jesus, we thank you for the ancient apostles who boldly told the story of Jesus.

Thought for the day: You could be the person someone names when they thank God for the message of Jesus.

Monday, October 31

I John 1:1,2 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.  The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, we thank you for every faithful soul in the chain of communication who brought the message to us.

Thought for the day: By only six steps are we separated from someone else in the world.

Tuesday, November 1

Ezekiel 13: 1,2 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying.  Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: ‘Hear the word of the Lord!’

Prayer:  Lord God, in the hours of confusion may we hear the clear voice of your truth.

Thought for the day: By shouting a falsehood cannot become a truth.

Wednesday, November 2

Deuteronomy 18: 21, 22 You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord?” If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken.  That prophet has spoken presumptuously.  Do not be afraid of him.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, thank you for every gospel messenger who chooses to walk the talk.

Thought for the day:  Currency with no commodities is a lost balloon bobbing on the clouds.

Thursday, November 3

Hebrews 1:1,2 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but I these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and though whom he made the universe.

Prayer: Lord God, we thank you for the Son who brings us a word of life.

Thought for the day:  The best presidential speech writer knows how to lay aside his or her opinion.

Friday, November 3

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of god may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Prayer:  Prayer:  Thanks be to God for a word from on high.

Though for the day: Many are the construction projects that fail for lack of a detailed blueprint.

Saturday, November 4

Matthew 5:17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, you have given us the example that we might follow in your steps.

Thought for the day:  Children do not need a holiday invitation to find pleasure in walking in their parents’ shoes.

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