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2 Pet 1:3-7

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.

By God’s great and divine power, we live demonstrating His presence in our world.  Because of this truth, we make every effort to build His nature into our being.  Beginning with faith we pursue these divine qualities to make them our own.  In them His transforming power will overpower the sin of our human nature and form our mortal beings into his divine likeness.  

Pray:

  • Thank God for his divine power that enable you to live in his likeness.
  • Commit to opening your heart and mind to the qualities He desires to build into your life. 
  • Consider which of the qualities in this passage are weak in your life and ask Him what He would want you to do to build them into your life.  
  • Thank Him that all his qualities lead to live your life in His love.  
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