Eyewitness Testimony – 2 Peter 1

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - The F...

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) – The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ (1880) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In chapter one of his second epistle, peter gives us a laundry list of qualities to strive for, in order to supplement our faith:

…make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,  and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Faith and virtue are the building blocks, but knowledge is the bridge to all of the others. That knowledge, of course, is to come from God’s word.

In verse 16, he reminds them that the teachings of himself and the other apostles are not from “cleverly devised myths.” They were eyewitnesses to the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

/Bob’s boy

Bible Reading Schedule for this month
Click links below to read or listen to audio of one of this week’s chapters in Colossians and Luke

1 Peter 4, 1 Peter 5, 2 Peter 1, 2 Peter 2, 2 Peter 3

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