BY: Pastor Bob Miller
CHAPTER READ: 2 Peter 1
SCRIPTURE SELECTED: 2 Peter 1:2-4
2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 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. 4 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.
OBSERVATION: Peter emphasizes that we have received everything we need to live a godly life by His divine power given to us through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Grace and peace is available in abundance through the knowledge of God and Jesus Christ our Lord.
APPLICATION: We have been equipped with everything necessary to live a godly life setting us free from a life of corruption. Grace and peace is not divvied out sparingly but is available in abundance along with His divine power. Knowing these things and living into the great and precious promises enable us to cooperate with God and live into His plan for our life. These promises which have been made bring peace!
PRAYER: Lord, I don’t feel strong enough or wise enough or adequate enough to endure through the challenges life throws my way. But knowing what You have promised and realizing that it is your divine power that is available, I can face today with peace and a confident assurance that You are continuing to work through me. Amen