“Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1:4 (NIV)
There are goods reason for why God has given us the many promises which we have in the Bible. The Apostle Peter taught some of these reasons in the second letter he wrote. God expects His promises to produce changes in our lives. The changes that God wants to see are produced when we believe His promises. We can learn from our verse that God desires that we participate in the divine nature. God wants us to be more and more like Him. We are His children and so we should resemble our Father in heaven. In the world there is much evil and evil desires are what cause corruption of this world. God promises us that He can help us achieve, through faith, a life that is pleasing to Him. Let's believe the promises and we can watch Him carry them out.