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Precious and Magnificent Promises

November 25, 2017

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Precious and Magnificent Promises

God has made us  many wonderful promises,  but do we really claim them?     How can we  claim them?

These are not promises  of hoards  of earthly wealth,  physical strength,  or worldly success.     They are much better than that — much more valuable.      2 Peter 1:2-4  tells us  a little bit  about these promises.

Grace and peace  be multiplied to you  in the knowledge  of God  and of Jesus  our Lord;  seeing that His divine power  has granted to us  everything pertaining  to life  and godlinessthrough the true knowledge  of Him  who called us  by His own glory  and excellence. 

For by these  He has granted  to us  His precious  and magnificent promises,  in order  that by them  you might become partakers  of the divine nature,  having escaped  the corruption  that is in the world  by lust.

We are  in great need  of  “everything pertaining  to life  and godliness.”      All that “true knowledge”  about Jesus  is  what builds up  a true faith  in us  —  a true love  and appreciation  of God’s salvation  —  a true desire  to abide  in the Lord.

If we don’t give a hoot  about learning more  about how God has saved us  through faith  in the blood  and merits  of Jesus Christ,  then we aren’t caring  about God’s promises  of eternal life  and the strength we need here  on earth,  in order to make it  through our trials.    And the trials will come  whether we want them  or not.

If we want  to pass  a math test,  we’ve got to diligently study.    If we want  to win a race,  we’ve got to practice running  for it.    If we want  to bake a cake,  we’ve got  to mix the ingredients  according to the recipe  and bake it  according to specific directions.

If we want  to enjoy the promises  of God,  we need  to meditate  on what His word tells us  and find out  what those promises are  and just how reliable  they are.    They are guides  to our eternal life  and strength  to live a godly life here  on earth.

Just as we need  to listen  to our earthly coaches,  teachers,  and parents,  we need  to listen  to our heavenly Father.     He wants  to give us everything we need  to get through this earthly life  victoriously.     If we want  to be a winner  in this life,  we need to accept  His help  in Christ Jesus.

We need to look  at just who it is  that wants  to give us  “everything pertaining  to life  and godliness.”     It is God Almighty  who wants to give us  these gifts  of spiritual strength.     It is the God of gods,  LORD of lords,  and King of kings  who wants  to freely give us  eternal life  when we trust  in Jesus.     We’re talking about the God who cannot lie — the One who is holy.     When He makes a promise, He will not change.

And He has promised to give us everything we need that pertains to life and godliness.     Let us listen to what God says in His word and take it to heart.     He cannot lie.    The promises are for us.

As we realize how Jesus is our help, our strength, our righteousness, and our total victory, we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord, You’ve done all things for me and let me live by faith!”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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