‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:5-7‬

“In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.”
‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:5-7‬ ‬
Last night was such an encouragement to my heart! If you weren’t there, you missed out on great reminders from 2 Peter 1! Here’s the gist of Becky’s study:
We were reminded that knowledge is no good unless we apply it to our hearts and to our lives. Peter wrote these words because he wanted to see growth and in verses 5-7, he tells us how to grow.
Becky painted a picture of a wall that represents God’s Word. The wall is a firm foundation, always steady, always reliable. The ladder has 7 rungs each representing the 7 characteristics of godliness that Peter talks about.
Virtue (moral excellence)
Knowledge
Self Control
Perseverance (patient endurance)
Godliness
Brotherly Kindness (brotherly affection)
Love
As you move up the ladder, the characteristic becomes more difficult to achieve but the good news is that verse 3 told us that by His divine power we were given EVERYTHING we need for living a godly life. God’s got our back! We’re not expected to climb that ladder on our own!!
And guess what…this growth, this application of knowledge, has a red carpet ending…verse 11 tells us that it leads to a grand entrance to heaven!!
Don’t you want that girls? What a great God we serve. He not only provides for our needs, but He patiently reminds us that His Word is living and there’s SO much more for us to learn from it.
Only two more weeks of this Bible Study!! Who can you bring with you next week?
❤️ Trisha