Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2 Peter, Day 1 Readings

Recognizing Spirit-Filled, Christian Teaching   

Today's reading is the beginning of the second letter of Peter, which seeks to prevent those who have become Christians from being deceived and mislead by false teaching about the faith.  Rather than fancy knowledge, Christians simply need to trust that God has provided everyone what they need to know through the Holy Spirit.  It is testified by the prophets and by those who knew Jesus personally (like Peter).  Rather than always looking for new teaching, Christians should instead build up their own lives of faith, of which prophetic knowledge is only a part, alongside things like self-control, endurance, and love.

Read 2 Peter 1:1-21  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 2 Peter 1 today.