Peter's
Ladder

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through
the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 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. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue;
and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience
godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be
in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our
Lord Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 1:3-8

Many teachers permit their minds to take too narrow and low a range. They do not keep the divine plan
ever in view, but are fixing their eyes upon worldly models. Look up, "where Christ sitteth on the right
hand of God," and then labor that your pupils may be conformed to His perfect character. Point the
youth to Peter's ladder of eight rounds, and place their feet, not on the highest round, but on the lowest,
and with earnest solicitation urge them to climb to the very top.

Christ, who connects earth with heaven, is the ladder. The base is planted firmly on the earth in His
humanity; the topmost round reaches to the throne of God in His divinity. The humanity of Christ
embraces fallen humanity, while His divinity lays hold upon the throne of God. We are saved by
climbing round after round of the ladder, looking to Christ, clinging to Christ, mounting step by step to
the height of Christ, so that He is made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and
redemption.

Christ, who connects earth with heaven, is the ladder. The base is planted firmly on the earth in His
humanity; the topmost round reaches to the throne of God in His divinity. The humanity of Christ
embraces fallen humanity, while His divinity lays hold upon the throne of God. We are saved by
climbing round after round of the ladder, looking to Christ, clinging to Christ, mounting step by step to
the height of Christ, so that He is made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and
redemption.