Life and godliness
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. 2 Peter 1:3-5 God wants His children to finish well. This is why He provided every Christian everything they need to live a holy and abundant life. He wants us to grasp hold of what He gave us. We are created to know God. This is why we are called upon to know Him for this is also what will bring us to eternal life. “This is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth” (John 17:3). To know God is the best thing that we will experience in life for it will bring more joy and contentment in life. “This is what the Lord says: “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches. But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love” (Jeremiah 9:23-24). Knowing God will help us face life’s problems. To have a true knowledge of God will lead us to take hold of His promises. It is by living our lives based on His promises that will keep us strong against “the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” God’s power working in us is sufficient enough for us to live His calling, “living a godly life.” Let us be sure that we know Him as Lord and Savior. Once we have a relationship with God, we have the capacity to understand the truth found in His word so we could grow knowing Him more and to know Him more is to hold fast to His promises. “I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death” (Philippians 3:10).
Noel De Guzman