Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. – 2 Peter 1:4 (NIV).
God gave us the promises. Why? According to this Scripture, it was so we can participate in the divine nature. When Christ is in us, when He is working through us, we are participating in the divine nature. We are in Christ.
We know that we, as believers, have trouble fall on us just as the sinners do. However, we have an option that they don’t.
We can believe what God has promised us in His Word. We can believe He has healed us, saved us, delivered us and given us every thing that pertains to life and godliness, or we can accept what comes our way and do nothing. The choice is ours.
– Annagail Lynes