Tag: 2nd Peter 1:2-4

Escaping the world’s corruption!

Scripture reading for November 14th:  2nd Peter 1, Psalm 85-86, Proverbs 12

Key Scriptures:  2nd Peter 1:2-4 “May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.  His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence, by which He has granted to us His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.”

Peter prayed for God’s grace and peace to be multiplied towards all believers as they grew in their knowledge of Jesus.  God’s divine power through the Holy Spirit living in them would give them all they needed for living in the hostile world and reflecting Christ’s holy life to those around them.  It is by faith that believers claim and live out the promises of His Holy Word and escape the world’s corruption and their own sinful desires.

Faith confession:  I have received from God everything I need for life and godliness through an increasing knowledge of Jesus Christ, Son of God.  Lord help me daily to faithfully appropriate Your promises and escape the corruption of the world and my sinful flesh.

Proverbs 12:28 “In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.”  

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Escaping the corruption in the world!

Scripture reading for November 15th:  2nd Peter 1

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  2nd Peter 1:2-4  “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.  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.”

Peter’s last letter begins with a blessing, speaking grace and peace over the believers.  This grace and peace comes through the knowledge of Jesus Christ.   Jesus Christ purchased eternal life and all we need to live a godly life here on earth until Jesus comes.  Believers also have the privilege of participating in the divine nature through the indwelling Holy Spirit!  The Holy Spirit empowers us to live a life pleasing to God and free from the power of our old nature.

Observations for over-comers:  God has provided all we need for living a godly life here on this earth.  His Word and faithful promises call us to live in Christ’s power and character through the indwelling Holy Spirit.  “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.  He will be like a tree planted by the water . . .”  (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

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