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Everything Pertaining To Life And Godliness

 

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 NASB). We have already been granted life and godliness. Through the knowledge of Christ we grow in what that means in our everyday life. If I asked you what “godliness” was, I’d get as many answers there are people to be asked. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as, “The quality of being devoutly religious.” That sounds like something for the dour and sour. The word is always associated with pious, devout, holy, religious, saintly, and reverent. All this tells is next to nothing. These are all things the average believer can’t comprehend in terms of what this word is asking of me. Some call it devotion and some Christian behavior. Some have even defined it as God-likeness. Many pastors will define it by the do’s and don’ts of Christian living. All of this leaves us with a hollow feeling as if we’re leaving something out. Yet this verse says we have it. Now we just need to figure out what we have.