“seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:3
Do you ever wish that you had more than you have right now? I go through times like that myself! My family really like sports, the outdoors, camping, etc. We have had conversations that started off with, “Wouldn’t it be cool to own a GI Joes store (when they were still in business)! Yah! We could use anything in the store whenever we wanted!” GI Joes had everything a person could want to play, workout, camp, hunt, fish, etc.!
How about when it comes to talking to people about Jesus? Do you ever wish you had more ability, more courage, more opportunity? Me too!
I gave a message in church yesterday from 2 Peter 1:1-11. Of course, it included the verse above that tells us that God has given us everything for life and godliness. Did you hear that? EVERYTHING… Last I checked, talking to people about Jesus is a part of life along with being the godly thing to do. Does that mean that God has given us everything we need to talk to people about Jesus? Yes!
Here is the Key, “through the true knowledge of Him”. There is lots of information in the world. Some of it is true and some of it is not. The same thing applies to information about God. Not all the information in the world is true about God. God wants us to know Him. That is why He gave us His Word. As we spend time getting to know Him through His Word and talking with Him through prayer, we will be receiving everything we need for life. Gaining true knowledge of God is like an outdoorsman owning a GI Joes store. Whatever he could possibly need is at his disposal because God has everything he needs.
As Christians, we have the responsibility to talk to others about Jesus. As we gain true knowledge of God through His word, He will give us everything we need to do just that!
My encouragement for us this week: Work at gaining true knowledge of God! Read two chapters of the Bible every day this week*, think about what it says, and ask yourself these questions, (1) what does this tell me about God?, (2) what does God want me to do?, (3) who does God want me to be?
Have a great week talking to people about Jesus!
*If you don’t know where to start, try the book of John.