The Doorpost: Partaking of the divine nature
by Ray King · Feb 20, 2023
His divine power has granted us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him Who called us to His own glory and excellence, by which He has granted to us His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
2 Peter 1:3-4
God has granted us all things that pertain to life and godliness through our knowledge of Jesus. All things—not just some or most.
By Jesus, He has granted to us His precious and very great promises so that through them we may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption of our sinful desire.
The verses following tell us that because of what God has provided to us through knowing Jesus, we should make every effort to supplement our faith with virtue, then knowledge, then self-control, then steadfastness, then brotherly affection, then love.
In Ephesians 1:3, the Apostle Paul tells us something similar—that God the Father has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
When we depend on knowing Jesus, not on our own strength or goodness, we have everything we need to escape our sinful desire and become partakers of the divine nature. Everything.