2 Peter 1:8 – This Will Keep You from Being Ineffective

Today’s Reading: Daniel 4:1‐37, 2 Peter 1:1‐21, Psalm 119:97‐112, Proverbs 28:17‐18

Context:  Because Christ has given us everything we need for life and godliness, Peter challenges us to “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” (2 Peter 1:5-7).

2 Peter 1:8  “For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Observations:

  • If these qualities are yours (see context above)
  • And these qualities are increasing
    • Then
      • They keep you from being ineffective
      • Or unfruitful
        • In the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ

I fear being ineffective.  This verse gives me great comfort.  If I can focus on growing in the Christian virtues, then God promises fruitfulness.

Apply: I want to focus on growing in faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection and love.

Are these qualities growing in you?

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