Our Source of Knowledge
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and the godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3)
I don’t know about you, but I can identify with the apostle Peter. He was my kind of guy. He was a very practical man and a leader. I prefer to be given specific and clear instructions of what to do so I can follow through rather than try to guess what I am supposed to do.
In verse three of his second letter, Peter reminds us of the simple fact that we have a divine calling and everything we need for a life of godliness has either already been given to us or will be made available when we need it. In other words, God has given us everything we need to live a holy and complete life. And how are we to do this?
The second half of the verse tells us that it is through our knowledge of him that we are doing this. I know that in my life I find this knowledge through the Holy Scriptures. Another way my knowledge grows is by reading Christian books of all kinds. Lately, for example, I have found myself re-reading C.S. Lewis. I also find Gods knowledge through sharing my walk with other Christian brothers and sisters.
Are you in a Bible study? Is reading Scripture part of your daily prayer life? Do you read Christian books? Are you in a small group where you can discuss those God sightings? Do you attend church weekly? The important thing, at least in my life, is to be in active pursuit of knowledge of the Lord. The fruit is more bountiful from a tree that has been fertilized and watered than from one that has been neglected.
TAKE THE CHALLENGE: What are you doing in your personal life to gain greater knowledge of the Lord?
By: Tim Rowland