2 Peter 1:3 says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us to glory and virtue.”

There is a promise in this verse that will change your life. The Apostle Peter promises you that everything you might have need of in “life and godliness” has been provided for you by God. Now that is a truth that has the potential to set you free. However, unless you step into it, it will have no effect on you.

Think for a moment of how much time just this week you have spent worrying and fretting over your problems. One of the places where “the rubber meets the road” in the Christian life is in the area of anxiety. If, as Martha in the New Testament, you are “careful and troubled about many things,” then you are missing out on the “good part,” the “one thing that is needful” that Mary her sister chose. (If you don’t know that story, look it up in Luke 10:38-42.)

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said “Take no thought for your life…nor yet for your body.” Now this is one of those things that Jesus said that is beyond radical. And beyond impossible. If we are ever going to be able to “take no thought” for our life and body we are going to have to set our minds on something else. And that is exactly what Jesus wants us to do. For He said in the same sermon, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”

God provides us everything we need for life and godliness. But He provides it for us as we “know” Him. Whatever need you might think you have, your real need is God. Set your mind on the relationship you have with Him through Christ Jesus and everything you need will be provided for you.

“Divine power” like a river is flowing unto you right now for every need. But it will only flow all the way to you “through the knowledge of Him that called us.” You have to break up the dam of self-reliance and self-thought that hinders the flow of God’s divine power. Stop thinking of yourself, stop relying on yourself; start thinking of your Savior, and start relying on God your Father.

Set you mind on what God has done. He “made Jesus to be sin for us who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” He has “reconciled us to Himself by Christ Jesus.” You are the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You are God’s beloved child in whom He is well pleased. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Take no thought for your life nor yet for your body. Set your mind on the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Perceive His life and body extended freely to you and say with the Apostle, “He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him freely give us all things?”


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