A Believer\'s Responsibility

As you begin this time of reflection, look inward and write down a list of your daily responsibilities. 

 

Take a moment and pray for guidance and wisdom over those responsibilities and that 

God would reveal to you how to glorify Him in those things. 

 

Read the passage (2 Peter 1:3-15, ESV) and make note of the different qualities that should 

be increasing to prevent a believer from being ineffective and unfruitful in their knowledge of God. 

 

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 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. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

12 Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.

 

As you read through the passage a second time consider the ways in which you practice the different qualities listed

 

Read the passage one more time, write down examples of the different qualities listed in the text.

 

Which qualities do you think are personal strengths?

 

Which ones are personal weaknesses?

 

What practical steps can you take this week to begin working on improving your weaknesses?

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