Hearing the Voice of God


17 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 ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

2 Peter 1:17-18

What did the voice of God sound like? Was it booming, thunderous, fearful?

The affirmation that God the Father gave to the Son is interesting because it was for our benefit. The communion the Father Son and Holy Spirit have is one. When the Father proclaims His love for His Son, it was for us. Peter heard that voice and recounts that event. Wasn’t it obvious that the Father loved the Son and was well-pleased with Him? It is to us who have the benefit of the entire Scripture, but evidently, the first century church needed to hear and understand that.

Actually, so do we.

This wasn’t merely a random event in history. This was Almighty God proclaiming to the world of His love for His Son. What father doesn’t want to do that about His children?

But even in a broader context, we benefit because we know that the same God of the Universe loves those who call on His name, his children.

It’s a simple act of love by a loving Heavenly Father.


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