Friday, January 20, 2012
Making One's Calling And Election Sure
"His divine power has given us everything we need
for life and godliness through the 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
For if you possess these qualities in increasing
measure, they will keep you from being ineffective
and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord
But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted
and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed
from his past sins."
2Peter 1: 3-9
Many who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior and have been born again have forgotten who they have become. We must always remember that we are already a new creation in Christ. Our past lives and sinful living have been crucified with Christ on the cross along with its passions and evil desires. But since we are still living in this sinful transitory world, we must strive hard to follow the ways of the Lord by shunning evil and sinful living by claiming the divine promises of the Lord in the Bible. They have the power and strength to neutralize all the cunning traps set by the enemy for the children of God. We must strive hard to develop faith, goodness, knowledge, self control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love. These traits, together with the fruit of the Holy Spirit, will assure our victory over the enemy until the day of the Lord's return.
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
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