2 Peter 1:4-9Through his glory and integrity he has given us his promises that are of the highest value. Through these promises you will share in the divine nature because you have escaped the corruption that sinful desires cause in the world. Because of this, make every effort to add integrity to your faith; and to integrity add knowledge; to knowledge add self-control; to self-control add endurance; to endurance add godliness; to godliness add Christian affection; and to Christian affection add love. If you have these qualities and they are increasing, it demonstrates that your knowledge about our Lord Jesus Christ is living and productive. If these qualities aren’t present in your life, you’re shortsighted and have forgotten that you were cleansed from your past sins.
Through These Promises
Through the promises of Jesus, the Christ, we will share in his divine nature because we have escaped the corruption that sinful desires cause in our world. That is his promise to us.
We also have made a promise to him. We have accepted him as savior. We have promised to be called but his name, Christian. We have promised to be lead by his Spirit and his goodwill. These are the outward signs of the inward change in our lives:
- Christian affection
These traits demonstrates that our knowledge about our Lord Jesus Christ is living and productive.
Lord Jesus, give us your strength and your guidance to do your goodwill in our world today. Help us, we pray, to fulfill our promises to you.