TUESDAY, MARCH 14
Scripture: 2 Peter 1:5-9
2 Peter 1:5-9 says, “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.” Once again we have Scripture promising us that as we connect to and do God’s Word and exercise His covenant promises, we grow. Diligence brings faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love. As we pray in the Spirit we build ourselves up and we establish these attributes in our lives and the promise is that we will abound. We will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. We will not be short-sighted and we will not have forgotten. We will in fact be purged from our old sins. All this comes in a greater measure by diligently absorbing and doing God’s Word. The choice is ours!