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Friday, November 18, 2016

Partakers Of God's Nature

2 Peter 1:4

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

What is our scripture text saying? Our scripture text is saying that as believers we share in the divine nature of God which occurs at regeneration; this new birth gives all believers a new life in Christ. Believers must share in the divine nature of God in order to live in holiness with Him. As stated in verse 3 God the Father has equipped all believers with what is needed to live in holiness while wearing His righteous garment of salvation. This was accomplished through His divine power as He prepared His Son Jesus to redeem man from sin and all ungodliness. During the redemptive process all believers have been washed in Jesus' blood as it is the purifying agent.
Believers being partakers in the divine nature of God, believers no longer lust after the world and what it calls wisdom, understanding and human nature. Believers being partakers in God's divine nature sees things through the eyes of God and views the world and it core values as foolish. It is by God's divine nature, His holiness and wisdom is how the world will be judged.
Believers, we are blessed and highly favored and the unsaved are encouraged to put on the divine nature of God by accepting His gift of salvation.
God's nature is one of holiness and righteousness.
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