I Love The Lord—He Has Been So Good to Me!

One of my favorite passages of Scripture is one I begin many Bible studies with: 2 Peter 1:3-4. This passage emphasizes that we have EVERYTHING we need for spiritual life and godly living—which means there are no latter day revelations or special messages being given by God today that some people claim to have— AND the wonderful blessings God provides. Listen carefully: God’s “divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
Through our knowledge of Jesus—from the New Covenant/Testament—we have all that pertains to life and godliness. That doesn’t leave anything out, does it? If it’s about life in Christ—being saved—or godly living—remaining faithful to God—we have that in the New Testament and God’s POWER revealed that to us!
The benefit to us is that as we “escape the corruption in the world through evil desire” (that sounds like repentance, doesn’t it?) we partake of the divine nature (that sounds like a new birth, doesn’t it?) and as those who are “born again of the water and the Spirit” (John 3:5; Titus 3:5) we are given “exceedingly great and precious promises” (that sounds like “all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus”—Ephesians 1:3-7).
God is SO Good! He wants us to be SO blessed—God SO loved the world that He GAVE—exactly what was necessary so we could be saved. Amazing! JG

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