Listen to today’s devo!

We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it. (2 Peter 1:19)

If ever Robert needed something to come back to him, it was now. He had taken that CPR class numerous times, but he had only ever offered life-saving measures to a dummy. The person choking in this instant was his real-life daughter, and he urgently needed to remember what he had learned in those classes if he was going to be able to save her.

Robert became Superdad, even while swiftly searching his brain’s storage bank for the difference between helping a choking adult and a small child. It was only after she was rescued from the offending choking hazard and his adrenaline began to calm down that Robert fully realized how important it had been for him to pay attention in those classes.

Peter knew his life was nearing its end when he wrote this second letter to the Gentile believers. He had a mission to ignite them with the stamina and faith they would need to live blameless lives until the coming of their Lord. He implored them to stand firm both on his testimony and on the proof it offered that the prophecies they studied were real. Jesus would return.

In a world where doubt is always attractively served up, it is crucial that we stand firm on what we know to be true, evidenced in Scripture and in our own experiences with the reality of Jesus.

Stand firm on the truth of Scripture and the Christ you know.

Elizabeth Rhyno is a wife and mom, life coach, entrepreneur, and worship pastor. She is a champion for helping people let joy loose by uncovering the purpose that God designed in them.

© 2023 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.