As we grow in our knowledge, we will be given more grace and peace. Why not read God’s word and continue to grow? This growth should and can continue forever. God’s word is always there to instruct and teach us every time we open it. It will help us where we are at and we will be able to use it to help others.
Verse 4 says; “and because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.”
By spending time every day with God, we fill our hearts with good and we learn more and more how to be like Jesus. It says “…these are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.”
If we are in the world every day, seeing and being filled with what it offers, how much more do we have to fill ourselves with God. I love that Peter goes and shows us what happens when we make the effort to learn and fill ourselves with wisdom and knowledge.
In verses 5 and 7 it says, “in view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self control, and self control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.”
You can’t do this if you are not spending time in God’s word or having a relationship with God to understand all His promises. Peter continues to share with us how important it is to never stop growing.
In verse 8 he says, “The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
I say what goes in will eventually come out.
In verse 9 he warns us, “But those who fail to develop in this way are short sided or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.”
Are you struggling with the same stuff time after time? Check your walk and what you are filling your day with. Make sure you have a healthy time with God. Amen.