In this way he has given us the very great and precious gifts he promised, so that by means of these gifts you may escape from the destructive lust that is in the world, and may come to share the divine nature. -2 Peter 1:4 GNT
In this way He has given us the very great and precious gifts He promised, so that by means of these gifts you may escape from the destructive lust that is in the world, and may come to share the divine nature. -2 Peter 1:4 GNT As a child of God, you have received the promise of becoming holy like Him and sharing His divine nature. This promise comes to life through the power of the Holy Spirit who works within you to purify your life and transform your character.
This is a continual process that takes place as you daily grow in the knowledge of God’s grace and truth, and it becomes a reality in your life. Some days the idea of sharing the divine nature can seem distant and out of reach as you struggle with an old temptation. This is when the hope of God’s promise and reality of His grace will carry you through. You can be confident that as you embrace the Spirit’s work in your life, you’ll be empowered to reject the habits, attitudes and lure of your old nature. Jesus told His followers in this world there would be troubles and struggles to overcome and conquer.
This verse makes it clear that you have been equipped to escape the destructive lusts of the world. By daily renewing your mind with the word of God, you will experience freedom and grow in godliness. Then your life will be a witness of God’s divine nature and Holy Spirit power.
- Pray for God’s grace to carry you on days when you are struggling and choose to embrace the Spirit’s work in your life.
- Ask God for a heavenly perspective as you daily renew your mind and endeavor to live as someone who shares His divine nature.