Zephaniah 3: 14-17
Life and Godliness and Redemptive Help for Others
God’s divine power has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness (excellence). Since His power and calling grant us escape from the corruption in the world, we often see this calling as being limited to us, our benefit. However, the calling is also a participation in His divine nature, and God’s nature is never merely about self. Our calling impacts other Christians and the world, and we should praise God for that! (2 Peter 1:3-15)
Clay Jars: Fragile But Sufficient
This life is like a vapor, fragilely it appears in this world, but it is sufficient for the eternal purpose of God in carrying the message of life giving water to the world (2 Cor 4:1-18).
When we have a hard time, God is there! He cares (1 Pet 5:7) and He listens to us. He is patient with us (2 Pet 3:9), not wanting anyone to perish.
We can, in faith, question our life’s core elements, even our own existence….