November 30, 2015

2 Peter 1_2

2 Peter 1:1-11

This sunburst of glory – that we “may become participants of the divine nature” – shines nowhere else in Scripture. We had heard of Christ’s desire to share his life with us, but his divine nature? We want to avert our eyes; it is too glorious.

But what is the divine nature? Surely the nature of God is to talk and listen. God’s being is the eternal conversation between the Father and the Son in the Spirit. And our destiny is to pull up a chair and join in that?

Where would we get the nerve? Could we not just pluck a harp somewhere in the back?

Well, there is one alternative to participating in the divine conversation. Peter calls it “corruption.” Human nature is such that we have no being in ourselves. We exist by participating in God’s existence. The alternative is to participate in corruption, Satan’s counterfeit existence, which is nothing but decay.

You will be quietly plucking in the back. The Father will say, “You know an awesome story, child. You were there; I was there; remember? We will wait forever because we would love to hear it from you…”

Still daunted? Let’s practice:

Father, help me speak to you in prayer. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Gary Blobaum, Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Sumter, SC.

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