2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (KJV)
2Pe 1:4 God made great and marvelous promises, so that his nature would become part of us. Then we could escape our evil desires and the corrupt influences of this world. (CEV)
2Pe 1:4 Through his glory and integrity he has given us his promises that are of the highest value. Through these promises you will share in the divine nature because you have escaped the corruption that sinful desires cause in the world. (GW)
Any person who is living the Christian life according to the Bible’s standards fits the description of being a person who has already escaped from the worldly corruption, the moral decay, that is produced by evil and sinful desires.
In terms of marriage, and finding a husband or wife (to continue the discussion from my preceding post), this means never violating the moral principles taught in the Bible. In plain language, this means no sex before marriage.
It may be that in some circles such a high moral standard seems impossible, even unwise. One of my public school classes asked me a question about this very subject. They were very surprised that I would affirm the validity and possibility of such a high standard. But that is clearly the Bible standard, and God expects us to obey His Word.
Any person who is or who claims to be a Christian who has violated this standard needs to come to God through our Lord Jesus Christ and ask for pardon for this sin. Resolve from now on not to further violate God’s standard ever again in the future.
We cannot expect to experience God’s fullest blessings if we continue in known sin.