"...seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust." 2 Peter 1:3
a comfort to read this verse and realize that we are equipped for every
work that God has called us to through a relationship with Jesus
Christ. There will never be a day where we do not have exactly what we
need to live a godly life! Through Christ, we have the ability to make
right choices and glorify Him through our lives, thoughts,
relationships, time and actions.
Within this verse,
there is a sense of responsibility on behalf of the believer. There is
no excuse to choose ungodliness when everything needed to live
righteously has been given. How gracious of the Lord to not expect
anything of us that He has not already given to us!
broken world corrupted by sin, it seems like such a daunting task to
pursue holiness and live righteously. And yet, the good news of the
Gospel is that through Christ, we have been granted "everything
pertaining to life and godliness" AND we are able to become "partakers
of the divine nature" who have "escaped the corruption that is in the
world by lust."
THANKS be to God! May we choose to
live in light of this glorious truth today, allowing a true knowledge of
God to enable us to glorify and honor Him. Today may we "walk by the
Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh." Galatians