“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” 2 Peter 1:5–7
“Giving all diligence” — Have you ever taken the time to apply these verses to your life?
My challenge to you is to apply these steps to your life in practical ways; do one step each week, or longer if you need more time to establish good habits.
Faith — Faith in Jesus is the foundation of our relationship with God (1 Corinthians 3:11; Hebrews 11:6)
Virtue — Having valor; strength of mind (Proverbs 31:29; search Strong’s G703 and G730)
Knowledge — Studying God’s Word to know doctrines (Hebrews 5:9 through 6:2)
Temperance — Being sober minded, under the control of the Holy Spirit, yielded to Him in order to have real self-control (1 Corinthians 9:25–27)
Patience — Trusting God’s wisdom and love in order to wait well (James 5:11)
Godliness — Being devout; reverent (2 Peter 3:11; search Strong’s G2150, G2152, G2095, and G4576)
Brotherly kindness — Fellowshipping with other believers to motivate them to grow; “provoke to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24–25)
Charity — Caring for the needs of others selflessly (1 Corinthians 13:1–8)
See my short videos here for inspiration!