Stirring Up Our Sincere Minds
Here, in the beginning of his second letter, Peter reminds them, and us as well, that God’s “divine power has granted us everything pertaining to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). God has also given us “His precious and magnificent promises” so that you and I may “become partakers of the divine nature” (NASB95) and “escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires” (NIV84). All of this is important because as Peter pointed out, and as we saw over the last two weeks there are those who will continually seek to destroy our faith. Now you and I, along with the believers to whom Peter wrote, are called upon to remember what God has spoken through the prophets of old, through His Son and through the apostles.