Today’s Reading | 2 Peter 1:12-21
How reliable is an eyewitness account? While it is most likely reliable, it is not one hundred percent accurate. Why? Because even though we see something clearly, how we evaluate it or describe it can be impacted by many other factors. We may have been tired or upset. We each have our own opinions or biases which impact how we see something or interpret it. Knowing this makes the verses found in today’s reading so important. Although Peter was an eyewitness to much of what is in Scripture, as were many of the authors, that is not why we can be sure that our Bibles are accurate. Peter tells us that the reason we can be sure that our Bibles are even more accurate than an eyewitness account is they were not written according to their own interpretation. God wrote the Scriptures, and it is He who makes them accurate. Men recorded what they had witnessed, but what they wrote was not their own opinions or interpretations of the events, but God’s. You can have confidence that your Bible can be trusted and what you read is accurate. Therefore, according to verse nineteen, you will do well to pay attention to it. Do you give consideration to what you read?
How might Peter’s description of what he saw been impacted by other factors?
Why is this truth important to our understanding of Biblical inspiration?
How can you use this to defend your view of Scripture with skeptics?
In light of this passage, what personal commitment can you make?