Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional April 13 2021 – Everything We Need
As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.
2 Peter 1:3
Recommended Reading: 2 Peter 1:3-11
Often, we gather what we think we need: everything we need to begin life in college, everything we need to welcome a firstborn child into our home, everything we need to get our children back to school in September—but invariably we discover we have forgotten something. Try as we might, it’s hard to be fully prepared for life.
Or is it? The apostle Peter wrote that God has “given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.” That isn’t a guarantee that our checklist for every life circumstance will be perfectly completed. But it does mean, when it comes to living a godly life, we have everything we need in Christ. By knowing God through Christ, we have access to His character and resources that abide in us. Paul characterized these traits in Galatians 5:22-23 as the fruit of the Spirit. Peter’s list includes faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love (2 Peter 1:5-7).
Just as Christ lacked nothing in His life, we have everything we need for our life through Him.
Let God’s promises shine on your problems.
Corrie ten Boom