2 Peter 1:5
By Joe Davis
2 Peter 1:5
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, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ
Hockey Chat: With each earnest effort on the ice, we get better. Skating gets you down the ice. Stick handling helps you get the puck down the ice. Shooting helps you get the puck in the goal. One builds on the other. A good work ethic in each area will build you up for the next skill to keep you playing good all around.
Life Lesson: This passage is a perfect example of taking small steps to walk with Christ. It’s overwhelming when we think we should just be more Christ-like. It’s such a broad statement and He mastered it all! But we can learn His qualities as we stride with Him and gain each of these traits so that we may be useful in the plans of God’s kingdom.