Feb 22 2006
I want to share with you a scripture that has encouraged me so much recently. It is such a powerful message of hope and confidence for the Christian. Notice especially the phrases in bold:
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.“ – 2 Peter 1:3-11 (NIV)
What incredible encouragement! For those who may not be a Christian, don’t those words sound like something you would like to experience? If so, find a Christian who is willing to study the Bible with you, so you can learn how to receive these amazing promises for yourself by becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ.