2 Peter 1:1 What We Have Obtained

2 Peter 1:1 (KJV)
Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us 

I focus today on the word “obtained.” Like precious faith is something given to us through the righteousness of Jesus Christ. It is not our own doing. It is not something we work up. This faith has been handed down, provided, graciously given to us. 

It’s not the only thing the immediate context tells us we are given. 

We’ve been given “all things that pertain to life and godliness”

  • We have the Word of God 
  • We have the open altar of prayer
  • We have the house of God which is our church
  • We have the guiding of the Holy Spirit

Those things equip us to live and grow in our relationship with the Lord. 

We’ve been given precious promises
Those things we look forward to in heaven. Those assurances of the Scriptures that give us hope and insight and help us to navigate in this world until we get to heaven. 

All of these have been given to us. They were bought and paid for by Jesus Christ. The next segment of this chapter gives us some things to work at. There are things for the Christian to be diligent about but there is no work involved in obtaining faith. 

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First of all, thank you! It is a great joy to me to know you read the thoughts and lessons God has given me in His word. Secondly, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments.

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2 Peter 1:1 What We Have Obtained

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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