vs. 3. God’s power has given us (we already have it) everything we need for life and godliness. How did He do this? Through our knowledge of God, who chose us because of His own glory and goodness.
vs. 4. He (God) has given us (we already have them) His very great and precious (valuable) promises. Why? So that through those promises we may participate in His divine nature and escape the corruption in the world, which is caused by evil desires.
God has given me everything I need for life and godliness, through my knowledge of Him (which He also gave me). He chose me because of His own glory and goodness, not mine! Through His promises, I can participate in His divine nature and escape the corruption of the world. Since evil desires cause the corruption, it must be possible for me to resist these desires, in order to escape the corruption. Hallelujah! Praise God!
Heavenly Father, I am so grateful that you made the way for me to be reconciled with you and that it does not rely on my glory and goodness. Thank you for giving me everything I need, not just for physical life, but for spiritual life and godliness. Please, God, help me to understand the value of the knowledge of yourself that you have given me and continually make available to me through your Word and your Holy Spirit. Help me to so value that knowledge that I will make it a high priority in my daily life to increase my knowledge by studying your Word and listening to your Spirit. Amen.