Dear Hope family,
Thought for the Week
2 Peter – Participating in the divine nature!
2 Peter 1v4 “he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”
As we head back into increasing restrictions and our news channels focus on the rising figures, it is vital that we focus on God’s plan.
God’s plan is this – for us to “participate in the divine nature”! That is quite a purpose. That is the reason behind the promises he has given us.
So what does it mean to participate in the divine nature? It is (obviously) not saying that we are God, but let me suggest the following from the passage:
The divine nature comprises all these things. This is what God has saved us for.
This is vital news for today, because we can so easily define ourselves and the quality of our lives by external measures of what we can or cannot do. But God is moving us to define our purpose in the same way he does – by the measures listed above. And the more our goal for ourselves is defined in that way, the more we will find that we can live through the circumstances. It’s not too late to change direction!
May our purpose in life be in line with God’s purpose for us.
With love and blessing,
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