Christ brought us life and brought death to the devil!!
- Where are you looking for power in your life? -your husband’s job/rank/retirement? -the best schools for you and your kids? -the economy? -circumstances?
- How would you answer the question: If I could only , everything would be great!
The Lord is our ultimate source of power. But, Peter doesn’t stop with our initial salvation. He reminds us we live in the power from Christ and to keep working. In verses 5-7, Peter says, “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.” Because the Lord never does anything without a purpose, Peter reminds us to “be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities, you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (vs. 10-11)
That can feel like a tall order in hardship. But as you struggle through each day, remember Peter’s encouragement, that we have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness. We have the Lord God Himself, His Son Jesus who intercedes for us, the indwelling of His Holy Spirit, and His Word that teaches us, and the Body of believers to walk with and to be built up. Maybe Anne Wilson’s Words will help you remember Peter’s encouragement!!
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