Monday, October 10, 2011




Read 2 Peter 1
      His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us ... 2 Peter 1:3 NKJV
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      Peter writes this second letter to remind believers of all they have received in Christ. They have been saved by faith in Him and have been given “...exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature...” (1:4)
      Now it is time, he says, to build on that faith in their relationships. He instructs them to “add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. " (1:5b-7)
      This growth in grace and knowledge is not optional for the believer. “For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.” 2 Peter 1:9 NKJV
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      Lord, I thank you that as believers we can expect to see growth in our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. Help us to be diligent in examining these areas of self control and brotherly kindness. When things are difficult in our homes, communities or churches, give us perseverance and the ability to endure. Most of all give us kindness and love.
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      Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 2 Peter 1:10 NKJV

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