FRIDAY, MAY 26
Scripture: 2 Peter 1:5-8
Verses 5-8 tells us, “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.” God gives us growth steps we can follow so we can major on the things that are truly important. It starts with diligence and that means we consistently study the Word and spend time in it every day. Diligence in the Word causes our faith to grow. Virtue is a commitment to holiness. We commit to the Ten Commandments and commit to doing the Word. Adding our commitment to do the Word to virtue, we add knowledge. We pray in the Spirit! Praying in the Spirit brings an understanding of His Word. Planting the seeds of His Word contributes to self-control or eng-krat-ia. Eng-krat-ia means yielding dominion to God’s Word in our choices. We allow the Holy Spirit and God’s Word to be the dominion of our life. We yield to God’s Word in our choices. When we do that and persevere, godliness grows. We choose to treat each other kindly, and brotherly kindness then manifests the love of God. When we choose to walk in this process, the promise is we will neither be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is ready, are we?