His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you posses these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if any of you do not have them, you are nearsighted and blind, and you have forgotten that you have been cleansed from your past sins.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:3-11
Confirming one’s calling and election
If you are not living a good godly life then you are living below your means. This verse tells us very clearly that his divine power has given us everything we need in this life.
Make every effort to be:
- Mutual affection
If you strive to have all these qualities then it will keep you from being ineffective & unproductive in your knowledge of Jesus. We should pray every day for these qualities and ask the Holy Spirit for guidance in all truth.
Also find your God given calling and claim it. Use it to enhance God’s kingdom and your reward in doing so is a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom!