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Sunday, January 1, 2012

2 Peter 1:3

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.

 God's election gives us everything we need for godliness. Only those to whom Christ has been revealed (i.e. who see Jesus as he truly is, Lord and Messiah) have the tools necessary to build a holy life.  The only catch is God does not give it to us preassembled.  He gave us every piece and part, all the tools, and a list of instructions so that we might work out our salvation with fear and trembling and make our election sure.

We now, though his grace and power, have strength to throw off the yoke of Satan, our oppressor.  No longer bound by the chains of sin, we are free to please God.  But like a dog tied to a post since birth, once we are set free we don't know what to do.  We still lie there, not knowing the power and freedom now available to us, but we must cast off our learned helplessness and realize that through Christ we are more powerful to resist Satan for if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation!

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