"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." (2 Peter 1:3-4)
Thinking and meditating on this scripture causes an explosion within my being.
His divine power has given me everything I need for life. His divine nature that I am a partaker of from the beginning of my walk with Him-Christ Jesus. I have that same divine nature—that tree of life growing within me! Yes, in me and in you. All who believe on and in Jesus the Christ. Those things we need are accessible to us. Come on now, you must have some thoughts on that yourself.
Everything I need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us
Ok, now I have the rights (the keys) to obtain godliness? Yes we do, because we are made in the image and likeness of Christ. That does include godliness, does it? Yea, the secret is that it comes through our knowledge of Him. To know Him is to love Him and our walk is determined by what we know of Him. Our relationship with Him defines the power, godliness, and life supply we receive.
This is the process I take to chew on the Word. Meditating on what it means to me, for me, and how I can relate it to others..
Who called us by His own glory and goodness. It does not have to do with my worth, my goodness, or even my holiness. Jesus did it all at and on the cross. He gave us the right away for a relationship with the Father. It began in the Father's heart, His glory, and His goodness alone called us! I think of any of our children and grandchildren. I love them all. All differently, because of their personalities, yet all with the same love and affection. It does not matter if they behave the way I think they should, or do what I think they should do. There are no rules or hoops they need to go through to receive my love. Our Father God is even better than that.
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises. So I think of those promises He has given me. To live a healthy, fruitful life. To be able to love the un-lovely and care for those He instructs. That me and my household will serve the Lord. Those are just a couple. Do you have your own special promises maped out for yourself? I know I will serve the Lord with the rest of my life and that by putting Him first He shall take care of all my needs.
So that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires." This is so awesome. We all get to participate in His divine nature. And to do so we must know His nature and His ways. That can only happen by reading His Word, praying in our prayer language, and consulting and communicating with the Lord for ourselves. Looking to God and not man for answers. To know when to flee from temptation and to recognize His voice and to obey His divine purpose in our lives is top priority. Then and only then do we escape the devastation and calamity of life around us.
This is just food for thought. Now it is your turn to chew on this scripture and dig for yourself the oil He has for you and your life.