Practices

4.4 – Assurance of Strength – 2 Peter 1:3

Memorize 2 Peter 1:3

His divine power has given us everything needed for life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness (NRSV).

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness (NIV).

Reflect on 2 Peter 1:3

  • Read Peter's charge to the Christians in 2 Peter 1:3-15 from the NRSV, NIV, or The MESSAGE.
  • The section title for this passage in the NRSV is "The Christian's Call and Election."  State Peter's description of that calling in your own words.
  • God's power conveys to us all we need for life and godliness.  Are there areas of your life that you still rely on your own "power" rather than allowing God to lead you?
  • What knowledge do you have of God's glory and goodness in your life?   Look for those moments when God's goodness and glory are made known in your life.