Bible: 2 Pet 1:4-11

1:4 Through these things 1  he has bestowed on us his precious and most magnificent promises, so that by means of what was promised 2  you may become partakers of the divine nature, 3  after escaping 4  the worldly corruption that is produced by evil desire. 5  1:5 For this very reason, 6  make every effort 7  to add to your faith excellence, 8  to excellence, knowledge; 1:6 to knowledge, self-control; to self-control, perseverance; 9  to perseverance, godliness; 1:7 to godliness, brotherly affection; to brotherly affection, unselfish 10  love. 11  1:8 For if 12  these things are really yours 13  and are continually increasing, 14  they will keep you from becoming 15  ineffective and unproductive in your pursuit of 16  knowing our Lord Jesus Christ more intimately. 17  1:9 But 18  concerning the one who lacks such things 19 he is blind. That is to say, he is 20  nearsighted, since he has forgotten about the cleansing of his past sins. 1:10 Therefore, brothers and sisters, 21  make every effort to be sure of your calling and election. 22  For by doing this 23  you will never 24  stumble into sin. 25  1:11 For thus an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be richly provided for you.

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