Peter on Power

God’s power is not just all we need; it is more than we need! In fact, Peter touches on at least three doctrines in 2 Peter 1:3-4 that are wrought by the power of God: a) Election (the “promises” he has given us that “call” us to His new life), regeneration (that moment when God’s power transforms us inwardly and we become “partakers of the divine nature”), and sanctification (the process in which God’s power gives us “all things that pertain to life and godliness”). WOW!

Now get this — Paul summarized this process in Romans when he said that the Gospel was “the power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16). That’s the encompassing word that we use to talk about all the things that happen when God makes us Christians (from election to justification to regenreation, etc.) It’s all because of the power of God!

And Luke knew that this God-powered salvation was to be the point of our mission as we “received power to be his witnesses” (Acts 1:8). So there it is again — power, not just for salvation, but now for mission!

May we never underestimate the power of God, for look at all it has accomplished!

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