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His Divine Power Has Granted to Us

February 10, 2020


His Divine Power Has Granted to Us

2 Peter 1:2-3
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 godliness,  through the true knowledge  of Him  who called us  by His own  glory and excellence.

We can have  grace and peace  in realizing  what God Almighty  has given to us.      We learn about God  by reading His word  and hearing  what God has to say to us.      The more we read  and hear,  we grow  in the knowledge  of God  and of Jesus our Lord.      God’s  grace and peace  are  multiplied  in our lives  as we continue to grow  in the  true knowledge  of our Creator and Redeemer.

What do we see  and understand  as we gain  the knowledge of God  and of Jesus our Lord?      We see  that it is only God’s  divine power”  that gives us  absolutely everything  we need  to gain  life and godliness.      It is God  who worked things  in our lives  so that we get a chance  to hear and learn  His word.      It is God  who opened our eyes  and heart,  so that we realized  we were being offered  the gift  of eternal life  and the gift  of learning  godliness.

God worked all things  in our lives  to draw us  to Him  in the first place — and then,  as we hear more  of God’s word,  God works faith  in our hearts.      In other words,  all the glory  for our salvation  belongs to God.      Peter said  that God has  granted to us  everything  pertaining to life  and godliness.”      Everything means everything.      Our righteousness  and earthly determination  have not added anything  to the possibility  of our gaining  life and godliness.      It is all a gift  of God’s infinite grace.

That is why  we give thanks  and praise  to God  for all that He has done  for us.     We don’t have to worry  about our puny,  sinful efforts.      They can’t add anything  to our attainment  of eternal life.      God’s love in Jesus Christ  has already  done all things  for us,  so we are free  from the burdens  of trying to earn  our way  to heaven,  and always wondering  if we’ve been good enough.

We didn’t even go to God  in the first place  through any of our efforts.      Peter said,  Him who called us  by  His own  glory and excellence.”      It was God  who first called us.      He is the one  who sparked a smidgeon  of interest,  so that we took the smallest bit of note  of what was said  about God.      We could have hatefully rejected God  at that point,  but God’s call  was stronger.

It is the  glory and excellence  of God  that calls us.      We didn’t do anything  to deserve getting called  to be a child  of God.      God just loves us.      Love — an absolute perfect love — is a part of God’s  glory and excellence.      It’s a part of His holiness.      We can be very thankful  that God loves us  in His holiness.

In wonder,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Thank You,  LORD,  for stooping down  to pick us up  and make us  Your very own  dear children.”




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


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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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