Yesterday we looked at 2 Peter 1:2. In the very next verse we read:
2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
How important is knowing God? A lot of us know the first part of the above verse: “his divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness”. An awesome truth. We already have been given everything we need for life. And we already have everything we need for godliness.
Yet the verse continues… “through our knowledge of him”.
We have been given everything. But it is only through our knowledge of him that we can appropriate it (make it applicable in our life, own it, use it). It is through a relationship. Not through the knowledge about him, but through the knowledge of him. We got to know him first and then we can see all that he has given us. Just like you got to know your partner first before you can see all they are and all that they can give.