Peter was a witness of Jesus’ majesty as well as of His suffering.

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:16-21

ESV Text: 2 Peter 1:16-21

2 Peter 1:16-21

Christ’s Glory and the Prophetic Word

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (ESV)

KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 1 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. 17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 135:
‘Tis Good Lord to Be Here

— Organ Audio

1. ‘Tis good, Lord, to be here, 
Thy glory fills the night; 
Thy face and garments, like the sun, 
Shine with unborrowed light. 

2. ‘Tis good, Lord, to be here, 
Thy beauty to behold 
Where Moses and Elijah stand, 
Thy messengers of old. 

3. Fulfiller of the past, 
Promise of things to be, 
We hail Thy body glorified 
And our redemption see. 

4. Before we taste of death, 
We see Thy kingdom come; 
We fain would hold the vision bright 
And make this hill our home. 

5. ‘Tis good, Lord, to be here. 
Yet we may not remain; 
But since Thou bidst us leave the mount, 
Come with us to the plain.