It Starts With Faith And Ends With Love!!

“… 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, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, 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.” (2 Peter 1:5-8, NIV)

It starts with faith and ends with love! Faith, although difficult to explain, is the primary ingredient in Peter’s “recipe” for becoming effective and productive in understanding the character of Jesus Christ. Goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, mutual affection, and love are all qualities that we can understand, but faith must be added first in order for this recipe to succeed! Faith is having trust in the works and teachings of Jesus Christ! Faith causes us to change as we seek a greater understanding of God. Faith leads us to seek the mystery of God and His grace. Faith is “confidence in what we hope for, and assurance about what we do not see”. (Hebrews 11:1, NIV)

Before you do anything else today, make sure you ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand the meaning of faith! It is the key ingredient to understanding our salvation. Enjoy your Thursday, “Working for Christ”!


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