March 12, 2023 - Sunday 10:00 AM CST
2 Peter 1:3-9
3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the full knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,
6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,
7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.
8 For if these things are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 For in whom these things are not present, that one is blind, being nearsighted, having forgotten the purification from his former sins.
“Our approach to learning of God is not to be done in a frivolous, capricious, or cavalier manner. With earnest application, careful study, and inquiry, we are to apply ourselves diligently to every word that has proceeded from the mouth of God.” - Dr. R.C. Sproul
“Christian steadfastness (or perseverance). It is the courageous acceptance of everything that life can do to us and the transmuting of even the worst event into another step on the upward way.” - William Barclay