Saturday, January 30, 2016


2 Pet. 1:8
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. [ KJV] 


Why are some believers barren or unfruitful though they have known the Lord Jesus as Savior? It is because certain 'supplements' are not in their faith, or these 'supplements' are not abounding. Let us consider two more of these vital 'supplements' as mentioned by Peter the apostle in 2 Peter 1:5-10.

Patience: Or Perseverance. It also means 'ability to wait'. The life of faith is about waiting on God. Heb. 6:12 says we inherit promises when we add patience to faith. When we wait on God, our Christian walk is strengthened. (See Isa 40: 29-30).

Godliness: or God-likeness. To be godly is to behave like God. Jesus Christ showed us a man could behave each time like God and He has empowered us to do same by His resurrection power. We must put this ability to use, that is why godliness is likened to exercise (1 Tim. 4:8).

Our main text today has a background where Peter mentioned grace and diligence. See 1 Pet 1:2,5. As you rely on God's grace completely, make the effort to add these attributes in your walk with God.

Go into today, waiting on God to fulfill all His promises while you seek to behave like Him each time.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I receive grace for patience and godliness. Let me live the fruitful Christian life. Amen. Not yet saved? Tap:
- Pas Adeolu Olumodeji

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