Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:1-12 (day four)
It almost sounds like we can work our way into salvation.  Remember though, Peter is writing to believers.  Verse 4 says He (God) has already granted us His precious and magnificent promises.  What follows salvation is the process of sanctification.  We are to grow…mature…in these areas of faith:  moral excellence, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love.  Peter says these qualities will cause us to be both useful and fruitful to God.  The Christian life is anything but passive.  Peter admonishes us to be diligent in our pursuit of these Godly qualities.  We want to be useful to God…we want our lives to count for His kingdom.  God’s promises have been given and we are stewards of these valuable resources.  I was recently asked, “How do you think God wants you to steward the rest of your life?”   Excellent question!  Be diligent to be the very best steward of His amazing grace.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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