“His Divinity has granted to us everything toward life and piety, through the knowledge of Him Who called us by His Own glory and excellence.”(2 Peter 1:3 MRC)
His Divinity? El-shaddai, G-d all-sufficient! To whom did He grant everything necessary for life and piety, which is holiness? To us, thanks be to G-d! How is this done? It is through the Knowledge of Him Who called us. Who called us? El-shaddai, G-d all-sufficient!
It sounds circular. It is. We awake in the morning and experience another day followed by a night. The Earth turns. It revolves. After 365 of these revolutions, circles, the Earth completes its circle around the sun. And as the Earth revolves around the Sun, we have seasons. We have Spring, followed by Summer and Fall, followed by Winter, which returns us to Spring.
We are called into this circular existence by El-shaddai, G-d all-sufficient! Our lives begin with El-shaddai. Our lives exist in El-shaddai. El-shaddai is the center. Things will not fall apart for those whose center is El-shaddai, G-d all-sufficient.
Here, in Georgia, USA, it’s raining today. It’s raining hard. I think of Noah on such days. What if Noah awoke one morning, Ark nearly completed, but not fully, and it was raining. Would he get up, scared, and run out to work on the Ark? I don’t think he’d be scared. He knew the One Who called him. El-shaddai, G-d all-sufficient. Noah must have known, if it were raining, then he’d certainly get done before the flood. How? El-shaddai, all-sufficient!
Like Noah, we are involved a project, or perhaps many projects. These are a bit like our houses. Perhaps we?ve not finished the roof or its repair, and we see storm clouds gathering, warning of rain. FEAR NOT! Where we are, we are, and He is our center. To us it is written: ”And from his fullness we have all received grace upon grace.” (John 1:16 ESV) and as was said to Paul, is said to us, ”My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV) Where I am, I am. When the storm arrives, I’ll be where I need to be. El-shaddai, G-d all-sufficient.
And how is it that we come to the knowledge of El-shaddai, G-d all-sufficient? Make no mistake, we only know G-d through our Savior, our Lord Y?shuaJesus. ”I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” said Y’shuaJesus. (John 14:6 ESV) The Father, El-shaddai.
We must NEVER forget Who called us. El-shaddai, G-d all-sufficient!
Lord Bless, Keep, Shine. . .