Exceeding Promises / Partakers of His Divine Nature

kjv@2Peter:1:4 @ Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,...


Contextual Anchors

1. Precious Promises


Quoted resource: strongs 'G5093'

G5093 @ τίμιος timios tim'-ee-os Including the comparative τίμιώτερος timiōteros and the superlative τίμιώτατος timiōtatos; from G5092; valuable that is (objectively) costly or (subjectively) honored esteemed or (figuratively) beloved: - dear honourable (more most) precious had in reputation.


Quoted resource: strongs 'G1862'

G1862 @ ἐπάγγελμα epaggelma ep-ang'-el-mah From G1861; a self committal (by assurance of conferring some good): - promise.

(see: Topical Study DivinePromise or sl[102@DivinePromise])


Quoted resource: torrey 'Promise'

Promises of God, the @ Contained in the Scriptures kjv@Romans:1:2 -- Made in Christ kjv@Ephesians:3:6 kjv@2Timothy:1:1 -- Made to -- Christ kjv@Galatians:3:16 kjv@Galatians:3:19 -- Abraham kjv@Genesis:12:3 kjv@Genesis:12:7 kjv@Galatians:3:16 -- Isaac kjv@Genesis:26:3 kjv@Genesis:26:4 -- Jacob kjv@Genesis:28:14 -- David kjv@2Samuel:7:12 kjv@Psalms:89:3 kjv@Psalms:89:4 kjv@Psalms:89:35 kjv@Psalms:89:36 -- The Israelites kjv@Romans:9:4 -- The Fathers kjv@Acts:13:32 kjv@Acts:26:6 kjv@Acts:26:7 -- All who are called of God kjv@Acts:2:39 -- Those who love him kjv@James:1:12 kjv@James:2:5 -- Confirmed by an oath kjv@Psalms:89:3 kjv@Psalms:89:4 kjv@Hebrews:8:6 -- Covenant established upon kjv@Hebrews:8:6 -- God is faithful to kjv@Titus:1:2 kjv@Hebrews:10:23 -- God remembers kjv@Psalms:105:42 kjv@Luke:1:54 kjv@Luke:1:55 -- Are -- Good kjv@1Kings:8:56 -- Holy kjv@Psalms:105:42 -- Exceeding great and precious kjv@2Peter:1:4 -- Confirmed in Christ kjv@Romans:15:8 -- Yea and amen in Christ kjv@2Corinthians:1:20 -- Fulfilled in Christ kjv@Acts:13:23 kjv@Luke:1:69-73 -- Through the righteousness of faith kjv@Romans:4:13 kjv@Romans:4:16 -- Obtained through faith kjv@Hebrews:11:33 -- Given to those who believe kjv@Galatians:3:22 -- Inherited through faith and patience kjv@Hebrews:6:12 kjv@Hebrews:6:15 kjv@Hebrews:10:36 -- Performed in due season kjv@Jeremiah:33:14 kjv@Acts:7:17 kjv@Galatians:4:4 -- Not one shall fail kjv@Joshua:23:14 kjv@1Kings:8:56 -- The law not against kjv@Galatians:3:21 -- The law could not disannul kjv@Galatians:3:17 -- Subjects of -- Christ kjv@2Samuel:7:12 kjv@2Samuel:7:13 kjv@Acts:13:22 kjv@Acts:13:23 -- The Holy Spirit kjv@Acts:2:33 kjv@Ephesians:1:13 -- The gospel kjv@Romans:1:1 kjv@Romans:1:2 -- Life in Christ kjv@2Timothy:1:1 -- A crown of life kjv@James:1:12 -- Eternal life kjv@Titus:1:2 kjv@1John:2:25 -- The life that now is kjv@1Timothy:4:8 -- Adoption kjv@2Corinthians:6:18 kjv@2Corinthians:7:1 -- Preservation in affliction kjv@Isaiah:43:2 -- Blessing kjv@Deuteronomy:1:11 -- Forgiveness of sins kjv@Isaiah:1:18 kjv@Hebrews:8:12 -- Putting the law into the heart kjv@Jeremiah:31:33 kjv@Hebrews:8:10 -- Second coming of Christ kjv@2Peter:3:4 -- New heavens and earth kjv@2Peter:3:13 -- Entering into rest kjv@Joshua:22:4 kjv@Hebrews:4:1 -- Should lead to perfecting holiness kjv@2Corinthians:7:1 -- The inheritance of the saints is of kjv@Romans:4:13 kjv@Galatians:3:18 -- Saints -- Children of kjv@Romans:9:8 kjv@Galatians:4:28 -- Heirs of kjv@Galatians:3:29 kjv@Hebrews:6:17 kjv@Hebrews:11:9 -- Stagger not at kjv@Romans:4:20 -- Have implicit confidence in kjv@Hebrews:11:11 -- Expect the performance of kjv@Luke:1:38 kjv@Luke:1:45 kjv@2Peter:3:13 -- Sometimes, through infirmity, tempted to doubt kjv@Psalms:77:8 kjv@Psalms:77:10 -- Plead in prayer kjv@Genesis:32:9 kjv@Genesis:32:12 kjv@1Chronicles:17:23 kjv@1Chronicles:17:26 kjv@Isaiah:43:26 -- Should wait for the performance of kjv@Acts:1:4 -- Gentiles shall be partakers of kjv@Ephesians:3:6 -- Man, by nature, has no interest in kjv@Ephesians:2:12 -- Scoffers despise kjv@2Peter:3:3 kjv@2Peter:3:4 -- Fear, lest ye come short of kjv@Hebrews:4:1

2. Partakers


Quoted resource: strongs 'G2844'

G2844 @ κοινωνός koinōnos koy-no-nos' From G2839; a sharer that is associate: - companion X fellowship partaker partner.

Note: The more practical aspects of "partaking" of this divine nature will be studied in the second part of this foundational series ApplicationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith. Please take this time to become familiar with this precise divine nature before attempting to partake of it. For now, let it suffice to acquaint ourselves with the topic of abiding in Christ (see: Chapter study kjv@John:15 or sl[kjv@John:15] ).

3. Divine Nature


Quoted resource: strongs 'G2304'

G2304 @ θεῖος theios thi'-os From G2316; godlike (neuter as noun divinity): - divine godhead.


Quoted resource: strongs 'G5449'

G5449 @ φύσις phusis foo'-sis From G5453; growth (by germination or expansion) that is (by implication) natural production (lineal descent); by extension a genus or sort; figuratively native disposition constitution or usage: - ([man-]) kind nature ([-al]).

As Peter's choice of words is mostly unique to the epistles, I would like to expand the context out to the broader similitudes:

(see: Topical study DivineNature or sl[102@DivineNature] as being God's Holiness producing the genesis of sanctified believers)


Quoted resource: torrey 'Holiness of God'

Holiness of God, the @ Is incomparable kjv@Exodus:15:11 kjv@1Samuel:2:2 -- Exhibited in his -- Character kjv@Psalms:22:3 kjv@John:17:11 -- Name kjv@Isaiah:57:15 kjv@Luke:1:49 -- Words kjv@Psalms:60:6 kjv@Jeremiah:23:9 -- Works kjv@Psalms:145:17 -- Kingdom kjv@Psalms:47:8 kjv@Matthew:13:41 kjv@Revelation:21:27 kjv@1Corinthians:6:9 kjv@1Corinthians:6:10 -- Is pledged for the fulfilment of -- His promises kjv@Psalms:89:35 -- His judgments kjv@Amos:4:2 -- Saints are commanded to imitate kjv@Leviticus:11:44 kjv@1Peter:1:15 kjv@1Peter:1:16 -- Saints should praise kjv@Psalms:30:4 -- Should produce reverential fear kjv@Revelation:15:4 -- Requires holy service kjv@Joshua:24:19 kjv@Psalms:93:5 -- Heavenly hosts adore kjv@Isaiah:6:3 kjv@Revelation:4:8 -- Should be magnified kjv@1Chronicles:16:10 kjv@Psalms:48:1 kjv@Psalms:99:3 kjv@Psalms:99:5 kjv@Revelation:15:4

(see: Topical study DivineGod or sl[102@DivineGod] as declared by scripture of God)


Quoted resource: torrey 'God'

God strong_idH410 H426 H430 H433/strong_id @ Is a spirit kjv@John:4:24 kjv@2Corinthians:3:17 -- Is declared to be -- Light kjv@Isaiah:60:19 kjv@James:1:17 kjv@1John:1:5 -- Love kjv@1John:4:8 kjv@1John:4:16 -- Invisible kjv@Job:23:8 kjv@Job:23:9 kjv@John:1:18 kjv@John:5:37 kjv@Colossians:1:15 kjv@1Timothy:1:17 -- Unsearchable kjv@Job:11:7 kjv@Job:37:23 kjv@Psalms:145:3 kjv@Isaiah:40:28 kjv@Romans:11:33 -- Incorruptible kjv@Romans:1:23 -- Eternal kjv@Deuteronomy:33:27 kjv@Psalms:90:2 kjv@Revelation:4:8-10 -- Immortal kjv@1Timothy:1:17 kjv@1Timothy:6:16 -- Omnipotent kjv@Genesis:17:1 kjv@Exodus:6:3 -- Omniscient kjv@Psalms:139:1-6 kjv@Proverbs:5:21 -- Omnipresent kjv@Psalms:139:7 kjv@Jeremiah:23:23 -- Immutable kjv@Psalms:102:26 kjv@Psalms:102:27 kjv@James:1:17 -- Only-wise kjv@Romans:16:27 kjv@1Timothy:1:17 -- Glorious kjv@Exodus:15:11 kjv@Psalms:145:5 -- Most High kjv@Psalms:83:18 kjv@Acts:7:48 -- Perfect kjv@Matthew:5:48 -- Holy kjv@Psalms:99:9 kjv@Isaiah:5:16 -- Just kjv@Deuteronomy:32:4 kjv@Isaiah:45:21 -- True kjv@Jeremiah:10:10 kjv@John:17:3 -- Upright kjv@Psalms:25:8 kjv@Psalms:92:15 -- Righteous kjv@Ezra:9:15 kjv@Psalms:145:17 -- Good kjv@Psalms:25:8 kjv@Psalms:119:68 -- Great kjv@2Chronicles:2:5 kjv@Psalms:86:10 -- Gracious kjv@Exodus:34:6 kjv@Psalms:116:5 -- Faithful kjv@1Corinthians:10:13 kjv@1Peter:4:19 -- Merciful kjv@Exodus:34:6 kjv@Exodus:34:7 kjv@Psalms:86:5 -- Long-suffering kjv@Numbers:14:18 kjv@Micah:7:1 -- Jealous kjv@Joshua:24:19 kjv@Nahum:1:2 -- Compassionate kjv@2Kings:13:23 -- A consuming fire kjv@Hebrews:12:29 -- None beside him kjv@Deuteronomy:4:35 kjv@Isaiah:44:6 -- None before him kjv@Isaiah:43:10 -- None like to him kjv@Exodus:9:14 kjv@Deuteronomy:33:26 kjv@2Samuel:7:22 kjv@Isaiah:46:5 kjv@Isaiah:46:9 kjv@Jeremiah:10:6 -- None good but he kjv@Matthew:19:17 -- Fills heaven and earth kjv@1Kings:8:27 kjv@Jeremiah:23:24 -- Should be worshipped in spirit and in truth kjv@John:4:24

Doctrinal Context: Covenant

(see: Topical study TorreyCovenant or sl[102@TorreyCovenant])


Quoted resource: torrey 'Covenant,'

Covenant, the @ Christ, the substance of kjv@Isaiah:42:6 kjv@Isaiah:49:8 -- Christ, the Mediator of kjv@Hebrews:8:6 kjv@Hebrews:9:15 kjv@Hebrews:12:24 -- Christ, the Messenger of kjv@Malachi:3:1 -- Made with -- Abraham kjv@Genesis:15:7-18 kjv@Genesis:17:2-14 kjv@Luke:1:72-75 kjv@Acts:3:25 kjv@Galatians:3:16 -- Isaac kjv@Genesis:17:19 kjv@Genesis:17:21 kjv@Genesis:26:3 kjv@Genesis:26:4 -- Jacob kjv@Genesis:28:13 kjv@Genesis:28:14 kjv@1Chronicles:16:16 kjv@1Chronicles:16:17 -- Israel kjv@Exodus:6:4 kjv@Acts:3:25 -- David kjv@2Samuel:23:5 kjv@Psalms:89:3 kjv@Psalms:89:4 -- Renewed under the gospel kjv@Jeremiah:31:31-33 kjv@Romans:11:27 kjv@Hebrews:8:8-10 kjv@Hebrews:8:13 -- Fulfilled in Christ kjv@Luke:1:68-79 -- Confirmed in Christ kjv@Galatians:3:17 -- Ratified by the blood of Christ kjv@Hebrews:9:11-14 kjv@Hebrews:9:16-23 -- Is a covenant of peace kjv@Isaiah:54:9 kjv@Isaiah:54:10 kjv@Ezekiel:34:25 kjv@Ezekiel:37:26 -- Is unalterable kjv@Psalms:89:34 kjv@Isaiah:54:10 kjv@Isaiah:59:21 kjv@Galatians:3:17 -- Is everlasting kjv@Psalms:111:9 kjv@Isaiah:55:3 kjv@Isaiah:61:8 kjv@Ezekiel:16:60-63 kjv@Hebrews:13:20 -- All saints interested in kjv@Psalms:25:14 kjv@Psalms:89:29-37 kjv@Hebrews:8:10 -- The wicked have no interest in kjv@Ephesians:2:12 -- Blessings connected with kjv@Isaiah:56:4-7 kjv@Hebrews:8:10-12 -- God is faithful to kjv@Deuteronomy:7:9 kjv@1Kings:8:23 kjv@Nehemiah:1:5 kjv@Daniel:9:4 -- God is ever mindful of kjv@Psalms:105:8 kjv@Psalms:111:5 kjv@Luke:1:72 -- Be mindful of kjv@1Chronicles:16:15 -- Caution against forgetting kjv@Deuteronomy:4:23 -- Plead, in prayer kjv@Psalms:74:20 kjv@Jeremiah:14:21 -- Punishment for despising kjv@Hebrews:10:29 kjv@Hebrews:10:30


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