The Divine Nature

“3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

2 Peter 1:3-4

Let’s look at some of this passage in a bit more detail:

His divine power has GIVEN US everything we need for a godly life THROUGH OUR KNOWLEDGE OF HIM.

What does this entail, exactly? It means, through our diligent search to understand Christ, we discover that his power has given us EVERYTHING we need to live a godly life.

Are you struggling? See what God says about it. Are you in bondage? See what God says about it. Are you lost? See how God can fix that. All these answers are found in His word and through seeking Him. It is THROUGH OUR KNOWLEDGE OF HIM that we comprehend that His divine power has GIVEN US everything we need for a godly life!

DUDE.

That’s awesome.

Let’s continue.

His divine power has GIVEN US everything we need for a godly life THROUGH OUR KNOWLEDGE OF HIM who called us by his own glory and goodness. 

Did you get that?

He called us by his own glory and goodness. Do you realize that such a glory and goodness is eternal, constant, ever-powerful, ever-loving, and ever-perfect? We were destined for an eternity by such qualities!

And what do they do for us? Let’s read verse 4 again:

Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

God, knowing that we live in a fallen and dark world, through his glory and goodness, has given us very great and precious promises so that we have the freedom to live as Christ lives, and be released from the corruption of this evil world.

God knows we can’t control the fact that sin, evil, lust, greed, and darkness exist, so He has given us EVERYTHING we need.

And how do you KNOW this?

It is THROUGH OUR KNOWLEDGE OF HIM that we comprehend that His divine power has GIVEN US everything we need for a godly life!

Have a great day!

 

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