A thriving life, a productive relationship, an abundant reward!
Reading:

2 Peter 1:8,9

These Things
2 Peter 1:5-7

virtue
knowledge
self dominion
endurance
piety
brotherly affection
charity

  1. 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.
  2. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

When I have a generous supply of “these things,” I will be active and fruitful “in the knowledge of” Jesus. I am so intrigued by this concept. No, more than a concept — a reality of How Things Really Are. It sounds like knowing Jesus is meant to be something far more than intellectual acquaintance or cuddly relationship. Knowing Jesus is something active that bears fruit — in contrast to the idleness and fruitlessness mentioned in verse 8.

Have your fruit unto holiness (Romans 6:22)

And somehow, having “these things” abounding in me brings Continue reading