Today’s Reading | 2 Peter 1:1-11
Life & Godliness
What is the difference between life and godliness in verse three? Why does Peter distinguish between the two? The word translated life in this verse means life in the physical sense. It refers to our conduct or manner of living. It includes everything we do in the course of a regular day. The word for godliness is the spiritual aspect of our life. It is a life that is acceptable to God. It is not inward holiness but the outward manifestation of a walk with God. Peter is saying that we have been given everything we need for the physical areas of life as well as the spiritual areas. When one becomes a Christian, he receives everything he needs to be effective in every area of his life, in both the spiritual and physical aspects. Some might think that the Bible and our walk with God have to do only with spiritual things. That is not true!! In salvation and in God’s Word we have been given what we need both in the physical, day to day areas and the spiritual areas of our lives. We possess every thing we need to be a good husband or wife, a good student or employee and a good child and sibling. Are you accessing what you have in those areas?
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?