2 Peter 1:2-4 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
May grace and shalom be yours in full measure, as you come to a full knowledge of God and Yeshua our Lord. God’s power has given us everything we need for life and godliness, through our knowing the One who called us to his own glory and goodness. By these he has given us valuable and superlatively great promises, so that through them you might come to share in God’s nature and escape the corruption which evil desires have brought into the world.
As I was working in our home garden, Layla came to help me. She looked at a plant I was trying to help grow, and she said “poor plant, it doesn’t get enough sun.” I was surprised that she knew what plants needed in order to grow. So I responded with my accent “yes, it needs a lot of son”, she laughed and said “no dad, it needs sun. So I responded “it needs both. It needs the sun and it needs the Son”. She laughed some more after she knew what I meant.
As I kept working it made me think, how much Son exposure are we getting? Could it be, that because of our lack of exposure to Jesus, we are not growing? Is it possible that sometimes we struggle more than usual, because we don’t let the Son shine on us? We have everything we need for a life of godliness and growth. The Bible provides us with that information. If you want to grow and be what God intended for you to be, have more exposure to the Son! Read your Bible!