Thursday, August 24 | A Rich Welcome
Read 2 Peter 1:3–11
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. 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.
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, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, 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 whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
- What promise(s) do you see in today’s passage? What hope do you see in today’s passage?
- Reflect on how that promise or the hope reflected might relate to your life right now.
- What desire or prayer does the promise in today’s passage evoke in you?
God, thank You for the invitation into Your kingdom and presence through Jesus. I pray that You would continue to help me deepen my knowledge of You and cultivate my faith. Help me live as Jesus did through the power of Your Spirit. Amen.
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