4 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. — 1 Peter 4:4 NLT
God created Adam and Eve in His image. They did not have the advantage of having the Holy Spirit abide within them. After we accept Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we are daily being transformed by the Holy Spirit. As we learn to follow His leadership more closely each day, we become more and more like Jesus. In this way, we can share in His divine nature. It is only as we learn to listen to that still, small voice and heed its teachings that we slowly escape the corruptions that are caused by our human desires. As we grow Spiritually, we become less like the world around us and more like Jesus. We are a part of the body of Christ. He is the head and the same blood that flows through the head flows through the body. So, we are “partakers of His divine nature”. We are forever connected to the Divine source. Just as a branch can produce nothing without the nutrients that flow from the root through the vine to the branch, we can do nothing in and of ourselves. It is only as we drink and eat the goodness of God that we can become more like Him each day. If we are what we eat then we need to feast daily on His word and drink deeply of His Holy Spirit.
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous