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?
"Rob" had gone to church all his life. He worshipped each week and even attended some Bible studies over the 80 plus years of his life on earth. I imagine he had heard close to 3000 sermons in his life and had been in numerous studies of both the Old and New Testaments. He knew the Bible and the doctrine of the faith and could quote it at people, too, â€“ which he liked to do. This all sounds great, â€“ but most people avoided "Rob," because he was cranky and negative and very self-centered. "Rob" had never really made the "effort to apply" the love and grace of Jesus into his life and into his relationships with others.