“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. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, LOVE.
I don’t wanna walk down the wide path; I don’t wanna live the “normal” life. I don’t wanna get stuck in the lie that conformity is the way to go. I don’t wanna get stuck in a habit of mimicking a zombie every day of my life. I don’t wanna become comfortable. I don’t wanna pass up the chance to be radically passionate in this life. I don’t wanna just merely survive by living a safe life, trying to survive; I want to thrive.
This verse addresses the fact that 95% of the people in this world are just concerned with worldly things: survival, money, sex, pleasure. These things are all good… it’s when they’re put first that problems arise. Worldly perception causes people to get stuck in the habit of living to survive. However, God tells His children to not get caught up in the world. Be in it but not of it, He says. How are believers going to be used to save souls if they’re focus is on survival? If all of us believers start setting our minds on eternity rather than this world we are going to be vessels for the Lord to save the souls of His lost loves.
We have a chance to participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption of this world! By getting to know Him better through the Word, His creation, and other Christians we can become effective and productive for Him.
How am I using my knowledge of my Lord Jesus Christ to be effective and productive?
How are you using your knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ to be effective and productive?
Let us rally up and allow the Holy Spirit to start a revival of passion! Let us long to see the day that the 80% of America that says their believers have a change of heart and start walking in the divine nature that is sitting at the edge of their feet!
Are you in?
Why not? Don’t be afraid… He’ll help you every step of the way. Be bold so that we might all live a radical life walking in our divine nature!