According To God’s Divine Power

2 Peter 1:3–God, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
God, according as His divine power–In accordance with His power, God has acted on our behalf. His power is omnipotent; He has all power in heaven and earth; all power that is power. Because He so loved us He has used His magnificent power to save us according to His amazing and abounding grace.

Hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness–He has supplied us with each and everything in regard to spiritual life and godliness. He has not left a single thing out. This life is a spiritual life created in us by God and He has placed His Holy Spirit within the depths of this new life we have in spiritual connection with Christ Jesus. Everything we need that pertains to the existence and continuance of this spiritual life has been made available to us. He sustains us with His omnipotent power that we can live this new life in accordance with His will and to His pleasure by living in godliness and holiness. We must draw from His life and power within us each and every day as we face the trials, temptations, tribulations, and storms of this life. We are more than conquerors through Him that loves us. He has made us over comers for we don’t walk alone. He has promised to be with us always even to the end of this age. He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us to what we have to face in this world.

Through the knowledge of Him–The Greek word for knowledge used here is epignosis. This is not just a mental knowledge about Him but an experiential knowledge of Him personally. It is a knowledge we have received through our experience of Him in our life as He teaches us and guides us into the knowledge of the truth. It is a knowledge we receive as He leads us and empowers us in our life and service for Him.

That has called us to glory and virtue
1. We have been called by God and through Jesus Christ to glory. Our life here is to be to the glory of God as He manifests Himself through us in the appearance of spiritual gifts and in the appearance of the fruit of the Spirit. Both of these are acts of God in us, upon us, and through us as He works in us both to will and do of His good pleasure. These are outward appearances and evidence of the divine nature that indwells us. To God be the glory.
2. We have also been called by God and through Jesus Christ to virtue. Virtue means moral excellence and quality. Our new spiritual life in Christ Jesus is an extension of the Spirit of Christ who indwells us. “Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh” (2 Corinthians 4:10-11). Twice it says here “That the life of Jesus might be made manifest in our body and in our mortal flesh.