I have been sharing God's promises with you and I will share some more too, but as I was reading the scriptures this morning for my worship my mind kept going to 2 Peter, the promise of all promises. I would like to share what Peter says about promises, it's an outstanding promise of all promises. I know it will be a blessing to you as it has been to me. Knowledge of God is so important to us. Peter says in 1 Peter 1: 2 that grace and peace is multiplied unto us through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord, so right there is a promise of grace and peace as we gain knowledge of God and Jesus. Also in verse 3, life and godliness comes through the knowledge of God, so it is important for us to obtain the knowledge of God through the studying of His word. And that is what we have been doing each day as we read His promises, but I want to give you the promises of all promises today.
1 Peter 1: 4 "Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of His divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world through lust."
Do you see the promise of all promises here? We have been given these exceeding great and precious promises that we might be partakers of His divine nature. As we study His promises, we become more and more like Him each day, that's what it says and I believe it to the fullest. The more we study these promises the more we want of His promises and the more we will be a partaker of His divine nature. And this is what will happen to us:
Verses 5 - 8 "And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness and to brotherly kindness charity (which is love). For if these things be in you and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."
This is the promise of all promises that as we study these promises that we have been studying, we will become partakers of His divine nature and all these things will be added to us if we give all diligence to our study. If we keep studying we will become very fruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
There is a warning in Verse 9, "But he that lacketh these things is blind and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins." And then some encouragement in Verse 10
"Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things you will never fall." This is added to the promise of all promises that we will never fall if we give diligence to do these things.
I am so thankful for these verses in 1 Peter. There is so much hope and encouragement in them. I hope that you have found this true for you too. God bless you as you study His promises day by day. Grandma Joan