God gives us all we need pertaining to life and godliness. He gives us His wonderful promises in which we take on His divine nature. What could be greater than this?!
These things are given to us. So, why do I need to build my faith?
Why, do I need to make every effort to act upon what I believe?
These questions are answered in the final verses of today’s passage.
As a quick recap, Wednesday we learned God gives us all we need pertaining to life and godliness. Yesterday, we learned that we should build on our faith. Today, we will see the results of having those seven faith building actions alive and active in our lives.
The passage tells us these qualities keep us from being “ineffective or unfruitful” and when we lack them our perspective is altered. These qualities keep us from falling.
The inner transformation God is doing is manifested externally through our actions. Making every effort to be a believer who has faith and “good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love” keeps us from stumbling. Because we are living what we believe.
“[F]or in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.” (2 Peter 1:11 NASB)
The Wrap Up
God gives us all we need but we strive towards growth to confirm our calling. And that confirmation comes from our fruitfulness.
This is it for 2 Peter 1:3-11. I believe this walkthrough should get us thinking further about our fruitfulness for the kingdom. Lord’s will, I’ll “see” you tomorrow with Part 3 of Shattered.
Consider this: Are you actively building on your faith?
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