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Exceeding Great and Precious Promises

Today’s Verse:

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. ~2 Peter 1:4

A promise is an oath or a word of commitment for an action to be accomplished. I think of marriage vows, where the groom and bride promise to be faithful and remain at each other’s side. The Bible is a book that contains the promises of God. Peter describes them as “exceeding great and precious.” God’s promises are His gifts of grace that are automatically given to us at salvation.

God’s promises are given for our participation.

Peter says that we “might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust