Contrary to popular opinion, the Bible is not a rule book, but a promise book. It’s a book that tells us about all that God has promised us in Christ, who died upon the cross of Calvary to provide us with an incorruptible inheritance in Heaven.

In 2 Peter 1:4, the Apostle Peter penned under divine inspiration these most insightful words: “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” Notice, Peter taught that it is God’s promises, not His commands, that make us “partakers of the divine nature.”

According to the Apostle Peter, it is the godliness produced in us by God’s promises to us that enables us to escape the corruption of this world. In other words, once we realize all that God has promised us in Christ, the lust of this temporal and corrupt world will lose its luster in comparison to the eternal and incorruptible inheritance awaiting us in Heaven.