Today’s scripture: 2 Peter 1:8-9
The exhortation continues …
Not only should we have all the qualities we talked about Friday, but they
should also be increasing in us. But look at the outcome: We will be useful and
fruitful. Our knowledge of Christ, our perseverance, our brotherly love can be
used by God to build His kingdom.
What a gift!
I have the privilege of speaking at women’s groups throughout each year. I am
so blessed when women tell me how God has inspired them and encouraged them
through His words. It’s amazing to me God chooses to use the broken and flawed
to fulfill His purpose. Each time I have the wonderful gift of speaking, I’m
humbly grateful. He’s made me fruitful.
But Peter doesn’t stop there. And this is the heartbreaking part of these
verses. If we “lack these qualities,” we are blind. We have “forgotten [our]
purification from … former sins.”
Oh, may that never be true! May we never forget what Christ has done for us!
May our remembering His sacrifice on our behalf create in us an urgency to be
all those things: loving, patient, kind, growing in knowledge.
It’s the least we can do to show our gratitude.