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 (2 Peter 1:4).
Being partakers of the divine nature means weâ€™re associates of the God-kind; itâ€™s not something we â€œbecameâ€; we were born that way. You were born with the life and nature of God when you were born again. This is the reason itâ€™s easy for you to please God; you donâ€™t have to struggle, because His life is in you.
Some are still struggling, trying to become â€œbetter Christiansâ€; thatâ€™s because they havenâ€™t understood Christianity and the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.
You canâ€™t improve on perfect. The life in you is the God-life; it completely supplanted the human life you received from your parents.
Just as there was nothing more for you to do to become more human after you were born of your parents, thereâ€™s nothing more required after youâ€™re born again for you to be a partaker of the divine nature.
Even when a child canâ€™t walk or talk yet, you donâ€™t say, â€œThis child isnâ€™t human.â€ Rather, you start teaching the child how to walk and talk.
Itâ€™s the same with the life that we have in Christ. You have only one nature, which is the divine nature, and it canâ€™t be improved upon. What you have to do is study the Word of God and learn to live the divine life; live the Christian life!
As you learn Godâ€™s Word, the ways of God and the life of faith, certainly, your spirit will be built. Your life will be improved; but youâ€™ll not become more righteous, because
your righteousness is the righteousness of Christ.
Righteousness is the divine nature; itâ€™s the nature of God imparted to your spirit at the New Birth.
According to the Bible, youâ€™re as righteous as Jesus is, because He gave you His righteousness.
Think deeply on this and let it create in you a new way of thinking and living.