Dear Hope family,
Thought for the Week
2 Peter – Everything we need!
2 Peter 1v3 “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us.”
What do you most lack? What are you most wanting?
The Psalmist wrote “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.” That is a phenomenal expression of trust and contentment.
Peter is expressing a very similar trust – God has given us everything we need. Peter suffered persecution and hardship, abuse and finally martyrdom, so how could he say such a thing? Because he knew that God’s purpose for him was far greater than safety, security, comfort or even success in this life. God’s purpose was that Peter would know God – not just know about God – but to actually experience him and appreciate him. And to know God is the heart of life in all its fullness – it really is!
Are you feeling that you have to strive for something in your Christian life? We come to Christ empty handed – and anything that is in our hands is pretty useless. He takes those empty hands in his own and fills them with his deepest treasures – his hands! You do not need to strive, simply reach and receive.
So this verse reminds us to be content and to depend totally on our Father in heaven.
With love and blessing,
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