But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.
By David Wilkerson
The Word of God reveals how God delivers us from the pursuit of sin in our lives.
“His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:3-4).
What a wonderful, freeing truth! God comes to us in our deluded, bound condition with powerful promises of full and complete deliverance. He says, “I pledge to deliver you and keep you from sin and I will give you a heart to obey me. Now let my promises lay hold of you!”
We are led out of our sin as we lay hold of God’s promises. Think about it for a moment. Peter is saying that the believers he was addressing in this epistle had “escaped the corruption that is in the world.” These Christians escaped sin because they were given divine power — life and godliness — through their faith in his promises!
Beloved, your Father wants you to know fullness of joy in Christ. Allow the Holy Spirit to go into the depths of your being and remove everything that is unlike Christ. Then that joy will break out!
Pray to the Lord right now: “Oh, Father, I agree with you about my sin. The stench of my compromise has reached into heaven and I know it has to go immediately! I receive your loving, divine ultimatum and I lay everything before you. Set fire to anything in me that is wicked and let your promises take hold of my heart.”