God’s equipment and provision is perfect
Numbers 10-11 /2Peter
11:23 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Is there any limit to my power? Now you will see whether or not my word comes true!”
1:3-9 As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness! And by that same mighty power, he has given us all of his rich and wonderful promises. He has promised that you will escape the decadence all around you caused by evil desires and that you will share in his divine nature.
So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life. Then your faith will produce a life of moral excellence. A life of moral excellence leads to knowing God better. Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness. Godliness leads to love for other Christians, and finally you will grow to have genuine love for everyone.
The more you grow like this, the more you will become productive and useful in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop these virtues are blind or, at least, very shortsighted. They have already forgotten that God has cleansed them from their old life of sin.
OT Flash Points
God equips/anoints helpers for Moses (70)
So you want meat?
You’ll have meat!…
But with a plague for those who led the complaints
NT Flash Points
Everything we need for life and godliness
Jesus’ power gives us rich promises
Make every effort to build on them by applying faith, leading to –
Moral excellence, leading to –
Deeper intimacy with God, leading to –
Self-control, leading to –
Patient endurance, leading to –
Godliness, leading to –
Love for other Christians, leading finally to –
Love for all people (true agape)
Since all we see will melt away, HOW SHOULD WE THEN LIVE?