MAKE SURE of YOUR CALLING & ELECTION
2 Peter 1: 3-14 KJV
3 According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore that rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure; for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall; 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. 13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; 14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
WE ARE CALLED TO GLORY AND VIRTUE
We are partakers of a divine nature.
Degeneration continues through lust.
When we continue in lust, we continue in deterioration.
- Faith proves itself by works.
Faith controls the tongue.
Faith produces wisdom. (Read the entire Book of James)
Faith produces humility.
Each day remind yourself of who you are and who you belong to!!
Giving diligence to your calling causes you not to stumble.
Giving diligence to your calling causes you not to walk in continual sin.
CONTINUALLY ADD TO YOUR FAITH
Divine (Greek Definition): Godlike.
Power (Greek Definition): Miraculous power, ability, might abundance.
Nature (Greek Definition): Native disposition.