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
Every person in the world needs something in order to live life. They need food, water, shelter, and clothing in order to live on this earth. While many have all of these things, there are many who do not have most of these things. Look in every major city in the world and people will be seen without shelter, food or clothing.
Most of the world thinks that they need more than what they have. They feel as if they do not have enough.
This type of feeling has bled over into the church. People feel as if they need more in order to survive or make it. Although this is often seen as needing just physical things, it also means more to live a godly, holy life for God. Many believers feel as though they cannot really live the godly life as Jesus lived His life.
Peter tells the believers that God has used His divine power to give believers everything they need to live a godly life. This great power can be found in the knowledge of God the Father and in Jesus.
Knowing God’s great love towards the believer can help him be motivated to live a holy life for God and to love others. Knowing how Jesus removed all sins can keep him from going back into sin. Knowing how Jesus stayed away from temptation, can strengthen the believer to flee temptation. Knowing God’s mercy can help a believer to have mercy towards others.
Many people say that they really cannot live a holy life, yet, everything that a believer needs to live that Holy life is provided in knowing God and His word.
Seek to know God and His word more. He will give you what you need to live for Him. He did not call you to live a holy life, and then leave you on your own. God wants you to succeed in this.
Be willing to take the power God has given you and live the holy life God called you to live. Jesus removed the sin, now live like it has been removed and be holy as He has made you holy unto God. You have everything you need.
I pray today that you will know what God offers you; that you will know what God has for you; that you will know His power in your life; that you will live a holy life for God in this dark world; and that you will be a holy witness for Jesus everyday.
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age” Titus 2:11-12
The grace of God is the gift of Jesus that He has given us to save us. We did not earn or deserve this gift. This grace teaches us to turn away from ungodliness and worldly passions. Ungodliness is cursing, lying, cheating, breaking/bending the rules, gossip, stealing, revenge, and many other things. Worldly passions are greed, hatred, jealously, anger, pride, selfishness, sexual immorality, and many other desires fo the world.
His grace gives us the power to turn from these things and to live self-controlled upright and godly lives. We have to be willing to accept this grace and to apply it to our lives. We must be willing to say no to all sins. We must be self-controlled in all that we say or do. Are you being self-controlled today? Are you being upright in all that you say and do? Are you living a godly life? How does your life measure up to Jesus? Strive to live like He did.
I pray today that every person will be willing to accept God’s grace and will say no to all ungodliness and worldly passions; that each person will live an upright and godly life.