It’s About What You Know

www.bible.com/1713/2pe.1.3.csb

Everything that you need for life and godliness comes from the knowledge you’ve acquired regarding your calling from the Lord. So in this manner, your needs for life and your needs for godliness are met insofar as you have knowledge of God. You cannot exceed your own knowledge of God to meet your needs. Your knowledge must precede the meeting of your needs. I know, it sounds complicated.

Thankfully, it is not merely your own knowledge that is the supply, but it is God’s divine power that does the heavy lifting. But just as you weren’t saved without knowledge of Jesus Christ, so your ongoing needs cannot be let without knowing about your need for them. Your true life, your eternal life and its character of godliness are met and fed by God’s own power, but you need to know that you need them, ask for them, and He will help you grow to maturity. We work before Him with fear and trembling. He works His good work in us to His own good pleasure.

God will not work in you without your knowledge of consent. In this sense, God is the perfect gentleman. So for us, we are not passive recipients of God’s power. We are and must be actively working every day to grow in our knowledge of Him so that we may open the channel so to speak, to widen the stream of His power, to increase the bandwidth so that He is revealed in us.

So that’s why I spend time in this blog every day, and I hope this is why you take the time to read. May God bless you as you seek Him.

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merittmusings

I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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