Very, Very, Very Great Promises

“He has granted to us his precious and very great promises.” (2 Peter 1:4 ESV)

Jesus Christ has given His followers promises of precious worth. These promises are fulfilled in Him and will be fulfilled in Him. All the promises we find in Scripture are included: salvation, eternal joy, and everything we need for this life now.

Peter describes these promises as “very great”. This is the only place in the New Testament where the Greek word from which we get “very great” appears in the superlative degree. This means that Peter was striving to communicate how exceedingly great are the promises we have in Christ. They are very, very, very great promises – the very greatest.

My wife’s family has a special way of conveying their love for one another. I first noticed it when Jenny received letters from home while she was away at college. The letters, usually from her mom or a sister, would end with this expression: “I love you very much and I can’t say all the very’s.”

Likewise, Peter is telling us that the promises we have in Christ are very great and “he can’t say all the very’s.”

The promises of Jesus found in the Bible are the greatest you can possibly conceive. Run to them and trust them. For there you will find all you need for life and godliness.

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