Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:1-15 (day three)
“Make every effort to add to your faith…” By faith we turn towards the saving grace of God. There are things that faith then makes possible for us to take part in so that the character of Jesus Christ gets formed in us. Goodness in our thoughts keeps our minds open to the world around us. Knowledge of the way the universe really works–spiritually and physically–adds stability to our faith. Self-control channels knowledge in a direction that helps others instead of puffing ourselves up. Perseverance maintains our presence with one another in community. Godliness shows us others in light of how God sees them. Mutual affection (“brotherly love”) seeks to act on what we see in that light. And love gives us the ability to rise to the level of desiring the good for others.