“The Truth, Nothing But the Truth”
That statement might be made in a courtroom, perhaps a judge might say it. But a statement similar to this thought title was uttered by Peter under the authority of the Holy Spirit.
Please read the following verses. 2 Peter 1:12-21
12 So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things. 16 We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him, I am well pleased.” 18 We heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. 19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
I mentioned at the beginning of this thought a courtroom example. Whether one is defending or prosecuting a case, you look for an eyewitness, a person that can help your cause.
Peter reminds us, the Word of God is not a collection of words from man, it is the Word of God. Peter and the other disciples were eyewitnesses to the power, wonder, and working of our Lord Jesus Christ. There were even more eyewitnesses.
We are told in 1 Corinthians 15:6 After that, he (the risen Christ) appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep
These eyewitnesses knew Jesus gave up His life and they saw Him alive again before He returned to sit at the right hand of His Father.
The truth and nothing but the truth is a description of the Word of God and the life of Christ. I pray that you enjoy and learn from this truth.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;