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
Do you want to get away from evil? Do you want to be more like Jesus? Then read on, there is quite an amazing two-verse journey ahead.
2 Peter 1:3-4, simply paraphrased:
God’s power has given us everything we need to live, and everything we need to live the way He wants. He reached out to us through His own love and goodness, and called us to glorify Him. And now we know Him! His promises to us are so amazing. He loves us, and constantly takes care of us. We are becoming more like Him because we are His children. God fills us with who He is, and in His constant presence we are free from the hurt and temptations of our own old desires.
Get away from evil. Be more like Jesus.
God has promised us these things. He promised!