His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 2 Peter 1:3-4
Today’s scripture is actually only verse 4, but I hate starting mid-sentence. So I give you both so you have some context.
I focus on the word “granted.” The Greek supports that it is a gracious gift that we have received, and that gift is the “great promises.” By definition, promises are things that will come to us, but not yet. And this promise is that eventually we will escape the corruption of the world.
But for now, we are to live out our salvation knowing that it is already, and not yet. Sin still haunts us, but we are to strive to do our best to rise above it. This calls for a whole lot of humbleness because we just can’t seem to help ourselves.
So humbly start your day, and every day, by placing yourself at the foot of the cross. Remember that you have been forgiven, are forgiven, and will be forgiven.
And remember that someday the promise of his glory will wipe away all the corruption of the world, completing all that the cross promises.