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The Power to be Holy

2 Peter 1:3,4 Jesus has the power of God. And his power has given us everything we need to live a life devoted to God. We have these things because we know him. Jesus chose us by his glory and goodness, through which he also gave us the very great and rich gifts that he promised us. With these gifts you can share in being like God. And so you will escape the ruin that comes to people in the world because of the evil things they want.

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Okay, so what’s that one temptation in your life that keeps on knocking you off your perch? That one sin, that try as hard as you will, you simply can’t win a victory over?

Anybody who’s ever set their heart to follow Jesus will know that there’s that one temptation that always seems to get the better of them. It’s as though the devil has a stronghold in that one particular part of our hearts that we just can’t defeat him in.

And that doesn’t make sense, because surely God wants to deal with that. Surely God wants to set us free. And yet so often has this sin overwhelmed us in that one particular area that we feel as though God’s abandoned us.

Well today, I want to share a very precious and great promise of God with you.

That promise is this:

2 Peter 1:3,4 Jesus has the power of God. And his power has given us everything we need to live a life devoted to God. We have these things because we know him. Jesus chose us by his glory and goodness, through which he also gave us the very great and rich gifts that he promised us. With these gifts you can share in being like God. And so you will escape the ruin that comes to people in the world because of the evil things they want.

In other words, the moment you believe in Jesus, you become a participant in God’s divine nature. It’s like He’s flung the door wide open to let you in. And the more you walk through that door and dwell at His Place, the more He will set you free of the corruption that’s eating away at you.

And remember, his power has given you everything you need to live a life devoted to Him.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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Stephen

Great way to kick off the day. Thanks


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