Friday, March 19, 2010

All things that pertain to life and godliness.

"His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, bu which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your you 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.

For if these qualities are you and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of you Lord Jesus Christ.
For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.

Therefore brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, 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."
---2 Peter 1:3-11, ESV---

Sometimes you have to read a passage of scripture over and over (and over and over and over) again to really get it into your spirit. I've been reading this outloud to myself every day for the past week.

I plan to (eventually) get it all memorized (so many 'ands' and 'fors'!!!) {I used to be a beast at Bible memorization, but in more recent times I have been slacking.}
On top of my computer screen I have stuck a neon yellow sticky note that says, in bold and all caps, FAITH, VIRTUE, KNOWLEDGE, SELF-CONTROL, STEADFSTNESS, GODLINESS, BROTHERLY AFFECTION, LOVE.

What have you been reading lately? Have you, like me, been reading some passage over and over again?

*end note: for those of you who think I am inaccurate at typing at high rates of speed, I will have you know I typed that entire blurp from 2nd Peter, (not copy/pasted it!) while looking down at my Bible. And I did it quickly! HA!

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