“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3
Needs are a common thing that every person has. What is considered to be needed is can be different for each person. The very core things that every person needs is food, clothing, and shelter. How much of each of these things are actually needed is what is different for each person.
For some people having one full meal a day and two changes of clothing would be great. For many others, they want a feast at every meal and several changes of clothing for each day.
The problem with looking at just these needs, is these are only temporary needs. These do not help one live a godly life for God.
Peter points out that God’s divine power has given you everything you need…for a godly life. It is not everything you need to live comfortably or to keep up with the neighbors.
Often believers are looking to God to provide the temporary things of this world for our pleasure. God may provide those things, but those are not the things that are truly important. These things may be good, but look for God’s provision for things that will last for eternity.
God has provided forgiveness of all sins and paid for your sins. He has given you His Word to show you what He wants. He has given you His Holy Spirit to guide your every step. He has given you His promises to know what He will do for you. He has given you ways to reach others for Jesus. He will provide ways to serve and love others.
All of these things will allow you to live a godly life, a life just like Jesus. As a disciple of Jesus and a child of God you are supposed to live like Jesus did. What things are allowing you to live like Jesus? Or are keeping you from living like Jesus?
He has already provided all that you need. Do you trust Him?
I pray today that you will know what God has given you; that you will live like Jesus did; that know the calling God has for you; that you will walk the path God has for you; and that God will use you to reach the lost for Jesus.