I am no Bible scholar. This devotional is meant for reflections only and to get you thinking about your relationship with God. I was however, taken by all of the discussion I read about the authorship of 2 Peter. If not Peter, then it was an individual who was an educated Greek speaker from a Jewish background. I am not going to get caught up in the “who” but only in the “what.” Let’s see what we can unpack today.
This letter opens with a standard greeting and time of thanksgiving. Is there anything in the opening that strikes you? I suppose for me it was the idea that my faith was given to me. I suppose when you think about it, where else would faith come from? It didn’t just appear, and apparently faith isn’t something we create in ourselves. Faith is precious and we should treat it that way. Continue reading “2 Peter 1:1-4 – Greetings”