Today In The Word Daily Devotional

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 26th October 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 26th October 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 26th October 2022

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Today In The Word Daily Devotional 26 October 2022 Written BY BY BRAD BAURAIN (Moody Bible Institute)

TOPIC: SHINING RELIABILITY

SCRIPTURE: 2 Peter 1:12–21

KEY VERSE: Until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 PETER 1:19

MESSAGE

One day, Jesus took Peter, James, and John to the top of a mountain. There He was transfigured, shining with divine glory. He discussed His coming crucifixion with Moses and Elijah, and the three disciples heard God the Father approve of His Son. On the way down, Jesus instructed them not to talk about this incident until after His Resurrection (Mark 9:1–10).

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In today’s reading, Peter cited this experience as evidence for the reliability of the gospel (vv. 16–18). His readers could trust him because he was an eyewitness. He and the other apostles did not invent “cleverly devised stories.” Our faith is rooted in historical events!

It’s also rooted in the Old Testament, including the prophets (vv. 19–21). Their messages were inspired by the Holy Spirit, not their own imaginations (2 Tim. 3:16). Scripture is therefore true and trustworthy, unlike false teachers (chapter 2) and worldly wisdom. God’s Word is a “light shining in a dark place” and Christ’s return will be like the coming of dawn into the darkness of history.

Part of Peter’s ministry was to remind his readers of truths they’d already learned, not necessarily to teach them anything new, so they would remain “firmly established in the truth” (vv. 12–15). Since he knew he’d die soon (v. 14), he was even more motivated toward this goal.

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 26th October 2022

Some scholars think, based on verse 15, that Peter was working with Mark on that Gospel at that very time for this very purpose. The metaphor “tent of this body” evokes the Exodus and God’s care for Israel in the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land (v. 13; see also 2 Cor. 5:1–10). In fact, the word “departure” (v. 15), indicating death, in Greek is exodos (“exodus”).

>> Christ had revealed to Peter that his time on earth was nearly done (v. 14). Although most of us do not know when our time will come, let’s rejoice with Peter that death is nothing to fear!

Pray with Us

Truly, this earth is not our home. Here we can never have every good thing that we desire; we are always incomplete. Lord God, how we rejoice in the coming completion that will be ours in eternity with You!

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Dr. Bradley Baurain is Associate Professor and Program Head of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Moody Bible Institute. Bradley has the unique privilege of holding a degree from four different universities (including Moody). He has just published his first book, On Waiting Well. Bradley taught in China, Vietnam, the United States, and Canada. Bradley and his wife, Julia, have four children and reside in Northwest Indiana.

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 26th October 2022

JESUS IS COMING SOON!!!

ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF NO, ACCEPT JESUS NOW

Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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