“By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3 NLT)
So often we read this passage and jump with glee. Why? Because we read, “God has given us everything we need…” O, man let’s take the world by the tail and buy, sell, get promoted and be anything and everything we want to be? Then we buy a kids size pair of boxing gloves and we begin the fight. We don’t even break Ali Muhammad’s record. Plus, Ali has a lot of interesting quotes that others go around quoting trying to help them box and live well. For example:
“A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.” Muhammad Ali and,
“Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” Muhammad Ali
“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.” Muhammad Ali
Let’s do one more:
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” Muhammad Ali
If we are lagging and wonder what went wrong with our boxing game: Maybe we should check our reading comprehension.
What did God give us by His divine power according to 2 Peter 1:3? Of course we can all read and read well. Therefore why do we not understand what God has given us? “Every single thing one needs to live a godly life!” Yet, we run around quoting what a school system has told us. Things like we don’t learn that way. I can be anything? Really, well, what happened to the whole entire world that failed except one man every four years. A woman has never made it! I know, I am wrong only a few children ever want to be the President of the United States and they all make it. Dud!
Let’s be like a rooster and crow when they see the light! Crow it out, triumphantly, what is godly living?