Saturday, January 16, 2010


“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.”
2 Peter 1:4 NLT

A promise is only as good as the one who makes it. Some people make promises with no intention of ever keeping them. Others are totally sincere and have every intension of carrying out what they promise, but because of circumstances beyond their control, it’s impossible for them to deliver. God doesn’t have problems like we do. His very nature makes it impossible for him to be insincere or come up against a situation he can’t handle. Not only are his promises absolutely reliable, they are “great and precious.”

All of us, to some degree or another, are affected by “the world’s corruption” which surrounds us on every hand – calling - enticing – pressuring us to conform to its’ ways and values. Left to ourselves, we are naturally part of it with no way to “escape.” But by faith in Christ we are the recipients of “great and precious promises.” “God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” Romans 8:29 “And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” 2 Corinthians 3:18

Be encouraged! The more we become like Jesus, the more we escape the corruption of this world.

1 comment:

Patty@Heaven said...

Amen brother,
Thanks for the teaching and encouragement you had given us through your post.