Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Provision of Great and Precious Promises

This is so neat! The apostle Peter, that great big fisherman with an equally-large heart and mouth, said this to fellow believers (That means us, you and me.):

"Grace and peace be yours in abundance through 
the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness 
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 and
escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires."
~II Peter 1:2-4 NIV

Through His own glory and goodness, God has given us a treasury of great and precious promises. Why? So that through them, we can participate in His divine nature AND escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires--our own and those of others.

We must never take His great and precious promises for granted or underestimate their power. Through them He takes brand new believers and begins the molding process, conforming us to the image of Christ, creating in us a desire to participate in His divine nature. He gives us everything we need for life and godliness and delivers us from evil.

What could be better than that? 
How great is our Father's love for us!

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