All things pertaining to life and godliness

2 Peter 1:3-4 tells us that God has given us everything we need to follow Him:  3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

This passage is an encouragement to me. It tells us that God has given all believers everything we need for life and godliness. And He has done so through His divine power. And the instructions for life and godliness are not vague, but include “great and precious promises” that God has given us. What a comfort to know that in Christ I have all I need. What a blessing to know that our precious Savior missed nothing in providing for us both in this life and in the life to come. I encourage you to read 2 Peter and think about what the passage means for daily life. Our God has richly provided for us!

by Nathan Oppman



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