"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. Through these 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." II Peter 1:3-4
When I was a kind we used to sing a chorus in Sunday School that went something like this:
"Every promise in the Book is mine - every word, every letter, every line."
Looking back on it I believe my teacher was trying to instill the same truths in me that Peter is affirming to these Christians - GOD HAS GIVEN US GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES!
These promises are great because of Who has given them!
These promises are great because of what they give to you!
These promises are great because of what they will give you in days to come!
And, these promises are great because they are TRUE and their truth is guaranteed in Jesus Christ, Who is both the fulfillment of every promise and is the proof that every promise will be fulfilled!
His promises that have been given to you are precious because He made them!
His promises are precious because what they promise is precious!
His promises are precious because of the price that was paid to guarantee them -the life blood of Jesus.
God, through His power, has given you great and precious promises!
Will you believe them?
Will you receive them?