June 20, 2021
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:3-8
* Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back
“Living in a pressure cooker world is tough-really tough!
People like you and I find ourselves hanging dangerously heavy weights of anxiety on very thin threads of patience. Those threads frequently snap and need mending. ”
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us
📌 Linked to our faith – “add to your faith…”
📌 Involves tough faith
📌 Not Perfection -keeping on keeping on
📌 Not Resignation – travelling from strength to strength