Scripture Power

Scripture Power

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original painting by Simon Dewey

Last week’s scripture was 2 Peter 1:4

‘Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.’

As i read over and over on an almost daily basis some of these words began to stand to me; precious promises, partakers-divine nature, escaped corruption & lust (of the world).

I began to ponder upon these words and came up with the following thoughts –

What are the precious promises? 

That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Galatians 3:14)

That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6:12)

God made promises to Abraham that he would have seed greater than the grains of sand on the sea shore, even before he had a child and well after the time of women for his wife, Sara. Yet, Abraham believed and received his reward. It is through the showing the same faith that we can become partakers of eternal life through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The ‘divine nature’ being Jesus Christ. It is through the atonement that we can be forgiven of the sins of this world that we commit, for we can only be forgiven for our sins and not the sins of another, releasing us from the ‘corruption and lusts’ of this world, allowing us to become clean, every wit and be receiver of the precious promises of eternal life and exaltation. 

It is one thing to read a scripture and quite another to ponderize a scripture. What is the verse saying to you? What is it that it needs you to know? What is it that God wants you to know?

This week’s Scripture –

‘Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall be called the children of God.’

(Matthew 5:8)

  • What does ‘pure’ mean?
  • What does ‘pure in heart’ mean?
  • How can we live in the world and still be pure in heart?

 

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