Thought for the day #294
2 Peter 1:3-4 (New American Standard Bible)
3seeing 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.
4For 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.
Each day that we awaken, we face new challenges that can bring about fear and concern. Our carnal nature demands attention. The lust and desires of the flesh constantly confront us.
It is easy to wonder if our spiritual strength the sufficient to keep us throughout the day without falling into the trap of sin and death.
What a wonderful truth to understand the divine power of God. He has given us the ability to walk a righteous life, rejecting temptation. We also have his promise of everything we need pertaining to our life and godliness through the knowledge of him who has called us.
All of the promises in God's covenants belong to us. He has not only given us sufficiency to prevail over the enemy and his temptations, we have the ability to enter into his divine nature. We can walk in the purity of his holiness.
Our righteousness is insufficient. We can never be good enough or work hard enough to possess his divine nature.
It is His gift to us. We have escaped the bondage lust in the world and all its corruption, because Jesus as extended his righteousness to those who believe in him as Lord and Redeemer.
He gives us the ability, strength, and wisdom to live in his truth and purity. He is strength the sufficient. He is able to preserve us when our personal ability fails.
Almighty God, I come to you with grateful heart. I am so weak within myself. Help me to learn to abide in you and to live in the strength of your righteousness. I ask your Holy Spirit to warn me of temptations as they come my way. I want to abide in your holy nature. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.