As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue. 2 Peter 1:3
Often, we gather what we think we need: everything we need to begin life in college, everything we need to welcome a firstborn child into our home, everything we need to get our children back to school in September—but invariably we discover we have forgotten something. Try as we might, it’s hard to be fully prepared for life.
Or is it? The apostle Peter wrote that God has “given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.” That isn’t a guarantee that our checklist for every life circumstance will be perfectly completed. But it does mean, when it comes to living a godly life, we have everything we need in Christ. By knowing God through Christ, we have access to His character and resources that abide in us. Paul characterized these traits in Galatians 5:22-23 as the fruit of the Spirit. Peter’s list includes faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love (2 Peter 1:5-7).
Just as Christ lacked nothing in His life, we have everything we need for our life through Him.
Let God’s promises shine on your problems. Corrie ten Boom
Are We Living in the Last Days? – 2 Peter 1-3 – Skip Heitzig
When it comes to the last days or the end times or, for that matter, any Bible prophecy, there is no shortage of speculation and sensationalism. Every generation has its doomsday preachers predicting the end of everything, trying to fit current events into the predictive prophecy so prevalent in Scripture. Yet one day the world will end. So what are the last days and what are the characteristics of that time period? Let’s consider five features
This teaching is from the series 20/20: Seeing Truth Clearly with Skip Heitzig from Calvary Church.
08:13 Foreseen by Scripture
18:45 Focused on Christ
26:16 Filled with Apostasy
35:26 Framed by Skepticism
39:41 Faced with Hope