Ezekiel 35-36, 2 Peter 1 • Key Verse: 2 Peter 1:3
Complete is a wonderful word, especially when putting together something like a computer
system. Its encouraging when the advertisement promises, “Everything you need is included.”
All the necessary parts are there, with no additional cables to buy. You open the boxes, follow
the instructions and ultimately the system is up and running.
God gives us a complete offer. Peter puts it this way: “His divine power has given us everything
we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and
goodness” (1:3). Everything we need for life and godliness has been given to us. Nothing has to
Sometimes we look for the fine print of a too-good-to-be-true offer. But Peter doesn’t put
anything in fine print. This offer is made possible “through the knowledge of him who called
us.” When we truly know God we are given all that is needed for life and godliness. Eternal life
is a gift to those who know Jesus as Savior. This is not just knowing about Jesus but knowing
When we know Jesus, we are changed. God changes us so that we are no longer under the
penalty or the power of sin. Freed from sin’s power, we can live a life of godliness. Then the
better we know God, the better we will know how He wants us to live.
Knowing God begins with salvation. Knowing God better ought to be the desire of our life, one
fulfilled by learning His Word. God’s offer is a complete one, found in Him.
“God, I thank You for what You have given me—everything I need for life and godliness. Help
me know You better so that my life may please You more.”
Woodrow Kroll & Tony beckett