Whether you’re taking a class, solving a problem or studying a new concept, the hard part is knowing where to look to find the right answer. While college professors often provide a study guide for examinations, God inspired individuals to record a series of letters that eventually formed the Bible. According to one of Jesus’ 12 disciples, this book provides everything we need for life on earth.
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, 2 Peter 1:3.
Peter references God’s ability to use angelic, supernatural and unexpected events to provide. The context of the passage above implies that God has bestowed everything necessary to live a dynamic spiritual life. The more you hear, read and study about Jesus, Romans 10:17, faith increases as you learn through personal accounts of God at work inside of you.
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, 2 Peter 1:4.
As you endure hardships within this life, God’s promises serve as a message of hope. While some may chose to withdraw from the world like the Amish, God has called believers to live within, adding salt and light to a dark and dying world. Although no one can escape sinning, remaining attached to the vine is essential, John 15:4. The only way to escape corruption is through keeping in step with the Holy Spirit, Galatians 5:25. Those who remain steadfast in the face of defeat will receive the assurance Peter speaks about in this passage. The next time you are searching for answers, reach for the Bible and the truth will set you free from the burdens of this life.
by Jay Mankus