3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

Drawing on God’s power, we are o do all we can to become mature followers of Jesus.


Peter exhorted believers to draw on God’s divine power to make every effort to become mature in Christ. He exhorted them to supplement their faith in Jesus with:



Self Control



Brotherly Affection


So how do we maintain the balance between God’s divine work in our lives and our human responsibility to live godly lives?

Check back tomorrow……..

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