You have God’s power

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Have you ever experienced a spiritual power outage? For many, it’s going to the doctor and hearing bad news. It’s going to work and learning you’ve been laid off. It’s answering the phone call that says your child is in trouble. It’s watching the stock market plunge as you’re about to retire. These things and more are bound to happen to you and me, for we have many troubles in this world.

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That’s why Peter began his letter by telling us about God’s almighty power. It’s His power that provides everything we need to overcome the trials of life—to live the life for which we were created. If that feels big and inspiring, well . . . it is!

Verse 3 says, “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.” What is godliness? What does it mean to live a godly life?

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Godliness encompasses behaviors, words, and attitudes that reflect what God would do on earth if He were to come down as a person—as He did during the incarnation of Jesus Christ. A godly life manifests the purity and purpose of God from the inside out. It’s literally a matter of Christ living His life through us consistently by means of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

Godliness may seem too lofty a goal to attempt. And it is—if you attempt it in your own power. But Peter was pointing you toward a power that will enable you to live a godly life. What kind of power can do that?

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IT’S UNLIMITED POWER

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