#264 Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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2 Peter 1: 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
Have you every known someone who continually ignores everything they already have in their quest for more. One professor I suffered under complained loudly that “Westerners” were too acquisitive, always “grasping for more”. He was right on that point. But in light of the verse above I find great challenge and ground for contentment. What more can we be offered that we have not already had placed before us. Jesus. Our Savior, remember Him? The pioneer of our holiness and eternal life? When Satan tempted Jesus in the desert he was only offering Jesus what he already owned. So, in reality he was offering nothing. And you know what? HE’s offering the same thing today. He’s offering you things you already have.
When we complain loudly to God about not having this or that, he merely looks on and shakes his head. He wonders sometimes, I’m sure, when we will stop whining and see His provision all around us. People are starving, people are in danger, people are being taken advantage of you say. Yes. All true. But, the fact remains, that we have the means at our disposal to change thigs for the better. And, here’s the kicker, whether we succeed or not, if we have “used out talents well”, even if we die we will reap His reward.