"as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;"
-2 Peter 1:3-10
I love to break down the scriptures to give us more insight as to how to apply them to our lives. I want you to read 2 Peter 1:3-10 for the next few days. As we break these powerful scriptures down, you'll gain insight as to why it's so important to backslide proof your life.
Backsliding doesn't just mean outright sinning. When you backslide, you digress. There are a lot of people who experience frustrations in their lives because they haven't backslide proof their lives! If you had a sickness or disease come back on you after being healed by God, this ones for you! If you've had trouble staying connected with God for longer than 3 months, this one's for you!
The first scripture we'll look at is verse 3. "as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue". All things were given to us so that we might live abundant lives and be godly! Abundant life has no sickness, grief, problems, ongoing addictions, or lack of any kind. Godliness makes us act and think like God!
All these things were made available to us through the KNOWLEDGE of Him who called us! You see that!? You live a frustrated backsliden lifestyle because your knowledge of God was WEAK! Let today be the day you take back all you've lost. Make today be the last day you turn your back on God. It's not God's fault He didn't intervene in your affairs, it's yours!! In order for you to have everything pertaining to life and godliness, you must have the knowledge of Him who gave it to you!! Start there friend. Read a chapter of Gods Word everyday! Start now!