Bible: 2 Peter 1:3-11

Believers’ Salvation and the Work of God

1:3 I can pray this because his divine power 1  has bestowed on us everything necessary 2  for life and godliness through the rich knowledge 3  of the one who called 4  us by 5  his own glory and excellence. 1:4 Through these things 6  he has bestowed on us his precious and most magnificent promises, so that by means of what was promised 7  you may become partakers of the divine nature, 8  after escaping 9  the worldly corruption that is produced by evil desire. 10  1:5 For this very reason, 11  make every effort 12  to add to your faith excellence, 13  to excellence, knowledge; 1:6 to knowledge, self-control; to self-control, perseverance; 14  to perseverance, godliness; 1:7 to godliness, brotherly affection; to brotherly affection, unselfish 15  love. 16  1:8 For if 17  these things are really yours 18  and are continually increasing, 19  they will keep you from becoming 20  ineffective and unproductive in your pursuit of 21  knowing our Lord Jesus Christ more intimately. 22  1:9 But 23  concerning the one who lacks such things 24 he is blind. That is to say, he is 25  nearsighted, since he has forgotten about the cleansing of his past sins. 1:10 Therefore, brothers and sisters, 26  make every effort to be sure of your calling and election. 27  For by doing this 28  you will never 29  stumble into sin. 30  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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