2 Peter 1:3-4 MSG – “Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.”
This is a HUGE verse! Everything for life has already been given to us….kind of. Kind of? Yes, kind of. It HAS been given to us, but it’s through, “getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God” that allows us ACCESS to all these things. Knowing ABOUT this great God is not our ticket to having everything necessary for life. KNOWING Him (personally and intimately) is the key. Notice it goes on to say we are given absolutely terrific promises…our ticket to PARTICIPATION in the life of God. God desires us to participate in a life with Him. Just like in a marriage, it’s not enough to have a proclamation of the marriage; there must also be participation.
Make sure you are getting the fullness of the life God has offered to each one of us by, “getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God.”
Pastor Kevin Kinchen