“And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:4-8 NLT
God has made promises to us that call for our response. We are to make every effort to respond to these promises. This promise is a plan for our own growth and understanding based on faith.
Faith + Moral Excellence + Knowledge + Self-Control + Patient Endurance + Godliness + Brotherly Affection + Love = Productivity & Usefulness in Knowlege of Jesus Christ.
Now that is quiet a formula. You begin with faith. Then you add other qualities, and as you do you share in His divine nature and rise above the corruption of human desires.
We begin with faith that the promise is possible and faith in the one who made the promise.
What do you need to add to your faith today in order to continue to grow?
Bro. Joe Metts