121 Days of Prayer

No Prophecy Ever Came by the Will of Man

The purposes of this prayer are: Wisdom, Guidance/Purpose and Confidence/Hope.

Eternal God, in his epistle, Peter attempted to ensure that the recipients of his communication understood clearly that no prophecy ever came from the mind of man: “For we did not follow cleverly contrived myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; instead, we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my Beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased!’ We ourselves heard the voice when it came from heaven while we were with him on the holy mountain. We also have the prophetic word strongly confirmed, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you know this: no prophecy of Scripture comes from the prophet’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the will of man. Instead, men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:16–21 (CSB). Lord, students of the Bible are aware of Paul’s confirmation of Peter’s assertion from his letter to Timothy, in which he wrote, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16–17 (CSB). We thank you, Lord, for the Bible. Your word equips us for every good work. Amen.

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