Text: 2 Peter 1 (Job 13-14)
The Bible makes it clear that we, as Christians, are to be growing spiritually. The text in 1:5-8 tells us what that looks like:
“For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Word here invites us to ask ourselves hard questions. Do I see these qualities of faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, godliness, brotherly affection and love being added into my life? Moreover, are they increasing? Am I growing? If I am growing, I should expect the “me” of this day to be different from the “me” of yesterday or a week or a month ago. Again, am I growing in these things? If not, it is time for me to do something about it – to do as verse 5 commands – “make every effort”.
in Him, Mike