Servant and Spokesman
2 Peter 1:1
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2015, Max D. Hutto,
“Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:1 NASB
In the beginning of this second letter, Peter uses both his Hebrew name, Simon, and his Greek name, Peter. He describes himself both as a bond-servant, which is a slave, and an apostle, which is a messenger sent out by Jesus. He describes himself as one under the authority of and as one who represents Jesus. He was an obedient spokesman for Jesus Christ. Peter was writing to people who, like him, had placed their faith and trust in Jesus. Their life and salvation was not by their doing but only by Christ’s righteousness.
Lord Jesus, there is nothing I can do to be made right in Your sight but to place my faith and trust solely on Your righteousness. I desire to be Your obedient servant, telling others of Your grace, mercy, and love.
October 2, 2015
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