When God says something, do we believe it? I don’t mean when He declares right and wrong. I hope that we would say of course we believe Him there. I am talking about believing what He says that He will do in us. Do we believe it?
Peter says, “2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.” (2 Peter 1:2-4)
Consider that a moment. God’s divine power has given to us, “everything pertaining to life and godliness.” We have at our disposal everything we need to live the life God has designed for us. We have what we need to be godly. He has given it to us in Christ! As we know Him more He reveals the steps that we will take.
In fact, Peter declares that God has given us, “precious and magnificent promises.” When I feel that I don’t measure up, the idea that God has promised to make me like Himself is a great comfort to me. Why? The comfort comes in the promise. It comes knowing that the God who has called me also has made promises to me. If I acknowledge that the Bible declares God to be good, then I will believe that He will keep His promises. He will keep even His promise to make me into the man that He has created me to be.
Promises are precious things. We know this by how angry we get when people don’t keep their promises to us. We are hurt when they back out. When we think about God, do we consider His promises? Do we hold them as precious? Do His promises give your life hope and make how you see the future brighter? Do we understand that He thinks that His promises are precious too? They are precious enough to keep! He will keep His promises to you and me. Trust in that – our God keeps His promises.
Something to think about,
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