The phrase “divine nature” (Greek: theios physis) is used only once in the Bible. 2 Peter 1:3,4 (KJV): “His [God's] divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.”
By definition, “divine nature” refers to the physical attributes of God – not to His divine disposition. The qualities of the divine nature, then, would be the physical qualities that God possesses.
John 5:26, “the Father hath life in himself…” What does this mean? God has everything needed for life within His very being. He does not need anything to live.
Psalm 121:4 (ESV), “He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” God does not sleep.
1 Timothy 1:17, “unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God…” God is eternal – God had no beginning nor will He ever cease to be. God is immortal – death-proof. And to the human eye, God is invisible.
However, God is now creating a family of divine beings. When God resurrected Jesus, He gave him the divine nature. Colossians 2:9 (KJV), “For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” The NAS translates this verse as follows: “For in Him all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form.” This scripture teaches that Jesus’ resurrected body is divine, or of God’s nature.
The fact that God has offered true Christians (also called the Little Flock, the Bride of Christ, the Church) the divine nature as a gift for faithfulness is amazing! (2 Peter 1:4) God tells us that He is love and love desires to bless. God seems to want a divine family with which to share the joys of eternity.