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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