Monday, May 24, 2010

Faith Additives - Knowledge

"...Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;...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...if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:" - 2nd Peter 1:5, 8, 10b (KJV)
Peter tells believers their faith needs additives1 and he lists seven (7) with the promise that if these are present the believer will never fall, nor be barren and unfruitful.

Second on his list is "Knowledge". Wikipedia tells us the original word "...indicates direct spiritual experiential knowledge"2

Believers should actively look for ways to experience all God has for them. Only guessing, but I think the instruction to add "knowledge" to "Virtue (excellence)" indicates desiring excellence motivates the desire to experience God more.

Actively seeking to experience all God has for us will keep us from being unfruitful and barren, and will keep us from falling.

Today's focus: "What can I do today to help me experience God more than yesterday?"

1 "Faith Additives..."
2 (emphasis mine)


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