Potent Promises


“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue: by which have been given to us exceeding great and precious promises that through these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:2-4).

The brief Epistle of 2 Peter is dominated by a passionate call to know Christ through the gift of the Scripture. He informs us that “holy men of God were moved by the Holy Spirit” to create it. The apostle declares that everything needed for life and godliness is made available through “exceeding great and precious promises.”

Exceeding great and precious promises dare not be relegated to subjective poetry or vague philosophy. The goal must not be teaching targeted for itching ears or sought simply to advance an argument and fuel a debate.

The prophecy is not the prize. The prize is the Person. The life of Jesus radiating in and through men and women marks the possession of the promise. Such life requires a relationship, not a detached rationalization. It must be realized not theorized.


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