Daily Reflections

Yours for Life

December 16, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness. —2 Peter 1:3 ESV

When I hear the word granted, I think of someone who receives a scholarship to help lower the cost of college. It’s a gift. He doesn’t have to pay it back.

God has “granted” magnificent gifts to us, His redeemed people, by virtue of “His divine power.” He possesses the full ability and resources to do this. And unlike a scholarship, which might not cover all needs, God’s gift has provided “all things” necessary for pursuing a godly life, for worshiping Him well and applying His Word.

We now have all we need for salvation, all we need for sanctification, all we need for every step, season, and struggle of life.

You say you need the power to be more patient and disciplined? You have it. The desire to be more caring and thoughtful? You have it. The resources to keep you from being overcome by fear, discouragement, and doubt? You have it. These have all been “granted” to you so that “you may share in the divine nature” (2 Pet. 1:4).


The Quiet Place: DailyDevotional Readings ©2012 Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Scripture taken from The ESV

Make it Personal

How would you approach your day differently if you really believed God had already granted you all you need?