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God Delights in His Son

2 Peter 1:17

For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, a voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory: This is My beloved Son. I take delight in Him.

In His final letter, Peter described his experience on the mount of transfiguration, where He beheld the glory of Jesus. He heard the prophetic word from heaven declaring Jesus as God’s Son, and he warned his followers to pay close attention to these words. If Jesus said it or did it, God took delight in it. Therefore, we should pay very close attention to the things Jesus said and the things He did. Herein, lies the secret to pleasing God.

On the day of transfiguration, Peter, James and John saw Moses and Elijah appear with Jesus. Peter had a “good idea” to build a tabernacle to each of these men, but God the Father quickly informed Peter that Jesus was His beloved Son. No tabernacle should be built to honor anyone else, and God would build His church through Jesus Christ. Peter never forgot this correction and found it necessary to include it in his last letter as a warning.

God will not tolerate the building of anything that worships mere men. He will build His own church through Jesus Christ, and we will do well to teach and preach Jesus so God will add to the number daily those who are being saved, according to Acts 2. All of our great ideas to do something for God in the name of earthly men will crumble, but the church God builds through Jesus Christ will be eternal.

Let us never forget that God takes delight in His beloved Son. When we honor Him and point others to Him, we are engaging in the very ministry God seeks to expand His kingdom on earth. May we lay aside our own desires to so something great for God and open our eyes to what He is doing so we may participate and bring glory to the name of Jesus. God is building His church and the ministries that make up His church. If Jesus said it or did it, let’s follow suit and point others in the same direction. When we do, God will add to our number and use us to expand His kingdom.

Have a blessed day!

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