Relapse Proof Your Life

2 Peter 1:3-11 Making One’s Calling and Election Sure

In just this very short passage God tells us 15 things that will relapse proof your life with 2 great promises if we do them and 6 consequences if we don’t apply them to our lives.

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

 For this very reason, 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, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, 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. But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.

Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,  and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

So just in this short passage here are the 15 things that will relapse proof your life with 2 great promises and 6 consequences for not applying them to your life.

  1. His divine power…Reference Ephesians 1:18-21
  2. Knowledge of Him…Reference Ephesians 1:17
  3. God’s Promises…Reference 2 Corinthians 1:20 Deuteronomy 7:9
  4. Participate in the divine nature…Reference Romans 6:1-11
  5. Escape the corruption…Reference James 4:6-7
  6. Make every effort…
  7. Add to your faith
  8. Goodness…Reference Philippians 4:8-9
  9. Knowledge…because God said my people die for a lack of it.  
  10. Self-control
  11. Perseverance…James 1 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
  12. Godliness
  13. Brotherly Kindness
  14. Love
  15. Possess in increasing measure  

 If you do these things:

1. You will never fall

2.  You will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 If you don’t do these things:

1.  You will be ineffective

2.  You will be unproductive

3.  You will be nearsighted

4.  You will be blind

5.  You will have no concept of who Jesus Christ is and what he means to you.

6.  You will forget what Christ did for you on Calvary!!

 Be Blessed and Encouraged!!!

Bill Rieser

 

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