verse of the day

Monday, 11 January 2016

Who is this Jesus? [2 Pter 1 v1-3]

Who is this Jesus?,well let me briefly tell you who he is,in the book of 2 Peter 1 v2-3, we read,/  To those who through the righteousness of our God
and Saviour Jesus Christ,have received a faith as precious as ours.Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.First we note that Jesus is clearly taught as being God.this is what Peter is saying,in other words,as Dick Lucas comments,/Peter attributes deity to Jesus,/  yet he is not all there is to God,for in the biblical
view of God ,we have God the Father and God the Holy Spirit,yet they are one.Next Peter calls him,  Christ[ the anointed one] That means he was, and is ,that long awaited one ,who the many thought would rescue Israel,instead he came to rescue  all mankind.Thirdly he calls Him Saviour, as it was foretold,this meant He would save them from their sins.[Matthew 1 v21].
Fourthly he calls Him Lord,Lord one who rules,again it is Dick Lucas who points out that the word Lord  [kyrios] was the standard translation in the
Septuagent[the Greek version of the Old testament] for the Hebrew name
of God./Yet as Lord we are stressing the importance of obedience.
                                         A prayer.
Dear God help us to hold fast to the truths in your word ,concerning Jesus.
in His name we ask this. Amen.

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