Good Qualities

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Today's reading: 2 Peter 1:1-15

I hope everyone had a good Christmas weekend! Before we kick off the New Year where we will turn to the Book of Genesis, we're going to spend this week in 2 Peter, a letter to the church at large. Let's get started!

Peter provides those who are followers of Christ with a progressive list of qualities that we should strive to possess and put into practice in order to have and then maintain a strong walk with God.

"[M]ake 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" (vs. 5-7).

After reading through this list and then verse 10, which tells us that if we practice these qualities we will not fall, I was prompted to ask myself:

  • Do I possess these qualities?
  • Am I putting these qualities into practice? What are some examples?
  • Am I growing in these areas, and how?

It was a good assessing exercise that helped me recognize those areas where I need to improve and work a little harder as well as those areas where I'm doing well.

So now it's your turn to do a little self-assessing. Do you possess the qualities Peter puts before us in verses 5-7? Are you putting them into practice? Are you growing in these areas, and how? Tami

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Peter's heart is on full display in this letter. His concern for his fellow believers is palpable as he sees the end of his life in this world drawing near.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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This page contains a single entry by Tami W published on December 26, 2016 3:25 AM.

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