Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 302, October 29 - 2 Peter 1

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His divine power has given us everything we need to experience life and to reflect God’s true nature through the knowledge of the One who called us by His glory and virtue.  Through these things, we have received God’s great and valuable promises, so we might escape the corruption of worldly desires and share in the divine nature.  To achieve this, you will need to add virtue to your faith, and then knowledge to your virtue; to knowledge, add discipline; to discipline, add endurance; to endurance, add godliness; to godliness, add affection for others as sisters and brothers; and to affection, at last, add love.  For if you possess these traits and multiply them, then you will never be ineffective or unproductive in your relationship with our Lord Jesus the Anointed;  but if you don’t have these qualities, then you will be nearsighted and blind, forgetting that your past sins have been washed away. Therefore, brothers and sisters, work that much harder to confirm that God has called you and claimed you. If you do this, then you will never fall along the way;  and you can be sure that you will be richly welcomed into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King.
The Voice

In the Bible Study I'm participating (http://www.womensbiblecafe.com/) we've been talking about looking at scripture and what we can learn about Jesus through it. In this particular section, His divine power has given us EVERYTHING we NEED, I don't have any of it. But He does expect me to do something. 


  1. "forgetting that your past sins have been washed away."

    Sometimes I need to be reminded that this, in itself, is a sin...forgetting that my sins are washed away.

  2. 2 Peter 1
    Pay Attention to God’s Words
    16 When we apostles told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we didn’t base our message on clever myths that we made up. Rather, we witnessed his majesty with our own eyes.

    19b Continue to pay attention as you would to a light that shines in a dark place as you wait for day to come and the morning star to rise in your hearts.