Everything We Need for a Godly Life

Because I’m running out of hours in my week and because God’s Word is sufficient, let me just share with you a verse that God has recently impressed on my heart:

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

-2 Peter 1:3

Indeed, the God of the Bible is glorious and good, and in getting to know Him by these two attributes, He equips us with everything we need to live a godly life.

What verses has He impressed on your heart recently? How have His glory and goodness equipped you to live a godly life?


4 thoughts on “Everything We Need for a Godly Life

  1. Wow, that’s an interesting verse! I’m going to have to reread it, and get some context as well. I like how you said ‘because God’s word is sufficient.’ Sometimes I feel I have to communicate what I’m learning in my own words, forgetting that God’s word is powerful, and I need to give it room to speak for itself.

    Well, I’ve been reading John recently, and there’s lots of good stuff in there. 🙂 But today I’ve been thinking about John 10:9, ‘I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.’ I like how it says ‘find pasture’ – we’ll be filled and satisfied. I’m trying to get a perspective on what it means by going in and out though. Do you have any thoughts?


    1. Yes; getting context is always I wise idea. In hindsight, I think I should have included surrounding verses.

      That’s a good point, and something I’ve never considered. Why did Jesus say his sheep would go in and out as opposed to going in and staying in? Maybe this refers to how we regularly switch between spending intentional time in His presence, and “going out” into the world to apply what we’ve learned. Perhaps it’s the same “going out” as when Jesus sent His disciples out as sheep among wolves (Matt. 10:16). Have you developed any more thoughts on the matter?


  2. One verse is Isaiah 6:8. I want to have the attitude of Isaiah and say “Here I am. Send me.” Another is Matthew 26:41… it’s a reminder that the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak – and it says how we are to pray.
    And the verse you put, I like that one.


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