ACTING TOWARDS GODLINESS
The best things in life are things we can control. 2 Peter says we have equal faith because of the righteousness that comes with Jesus Christ.We've been given everything that pertains to life and Godliness.We have the choice to make our prayer today the best ever,to lead the most holy life ever and so many other things.On the other hand,we can't control our health,our relationships and our futures for example,but with faith in God,we can make them better.
Great message from Francis Chan (a preacher and founder of Eternity Bible College)!He also encouraged us to make every effort towards self control,as this boosts our faith,for example,"twisting one's tongue" instead of lashing out at somebody."We need to act towards Godliness",he added.
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2 Peter 1:3-9 :Jesus has the power of God.And his power has given us everything we need to live a life devoted to God.We have these things because we know him.Jesus chose us by his Glory and goodness,through which he also gave us the very great and rich gifts that he promised us.With these gifts you can share in being like God.And you will escape the ruin that comes to people in the world because of the evil things they want.
Because you have blessings,do all you can to add to your life these things:to your faith add goodness;to your goodness add knowledge;to your knowledge add self control;to your self control add patience;to your patience add devotion to God;to your devotion add kindness toward your brothers and sisters in Christ,and to this kindness add love.If all these things are in you and growing,you will never fail to be useful to God.You will produce the kind of fruit that should come from your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.But those who don't grow in these blessings are blind.They cannot see clearly what they have.They have forgotten that they were cleansed from their past sins.
Have a blessed Sunday.