The Light of His Promises

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I found the following passage to be especially profound last week, and wanted to start this new week by sharing it with all of you.

I’ve learned that when God continually brings a Scripture passage to your attention, it’s usually because He’s trying to tell you something important and He wants you to pay attention. Last week this passage sat on my desk all week because I was required to memorize it for my Biblical Counseling class. On Friday I was feeling a little down, so I took a devotional book and my Bible with me to lunch. As I opened my devotional book to the bookmarked page, I found myself reading none other than the same passage I had already been committing to memory!

Here’s what I read:

 

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble.”

2 Peter 1:2-10 (NASB)

 

I found myself both inspired and encouraged as I reflected on His precious and magnificent promises, which give us hope, keep us grounded, and light our way. How sad it is to think of how many Christians there are who have access to these amazing promises, and yet refuse to claim them! Instead of allowing the Lord to brighten their path, they choose instead to live in the same state of blindness He rescued them out of in the first place.

 

Which of His precious and magnificent promises have been especially encouraging to you lately?

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7 thoughts on “The Light of His Promises

      1. It’s true John, stillness is “something we so rarely do”. Yet – there are those who have come to understand and embrace the “stillness” that quietens anxiety’s rush…by the grace of God, It is my truth,

        It is by “being still” that we learn the “process” of entrusting all that we are, and all that we’re not into His care.

        “Being still” is a powerful reminder – He is God.

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  1. Jeremiah 31:2 NRSV – Thus says the Lord: The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness. This passage gave me hope as I went through a divorce that felt like being cut off from life as I knew it. I felt like I was wandering in a wilderness where I did find grace and new life.

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  2. It’s for a class project where my friend and I are making a comic book and he’s the artist and I’m the writer. We have to create either your stereotypical superhero, a realistic vigilante, or your hard-boiled detective and that, they’re really smart and street savvy like a criminal.I have no idea, how to create a street savvy hero, if being street savvy is being in tune with what kind of dirty business is going on in your city…Any websites, advices, or tips would be great!

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