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Meditate on This

Updated: Sep 10, 2022

2 PETER 1:3-4, 5-8, 10

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness [inner response, reverence, devotion]... that through them you may become partakers [a participant who shares fellowship] of the divine nature...

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith [trust, confidence], with virtue [moral goodness], and virtue with knowledge [knowledge gleaned from first-hand experience], and knowledge with self-control [self-mastery/dominion], and self-control with steadfastness [remaining under, endurance], and steadfastness with godliness [inner response, reverence, devotion], and godliness with brotherly kindness [love towards believers], and brotherly affection with love [goodwill, benevolence].

For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge [knowledge gleaned from first-hand experience] of our Lord Jesus Christ.

...for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


…whatever is true,

whatever is honorable,

whatever is just [right],

whatever is pure [holy, set apart],

whatever is lovely [pleasing, acceptable],

whatever is commendable [well reported of],

if there is any virtue[moral goodness],

if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


But the fruit of the Spirit is

love [goodwill, benevolence], joy [gladness], peace [when all essential parts are joined together], patience, kindness [kindness that is also serviceable and benevolent], goodness [virtue, moral excellence, intrinsic goodness], faithfulness [trust, confidence], gentleness [strength in gentleness, temperance], self-control [self-mastery/dominion];

against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.


Love [goodwill, benevolence] is patient and

kind [kind as in serviceable and benevolent];

love is not envious [jealous, eager to possess];

love does not boast [brag],

does not puff up [arrogant, from arrogate: lay claim of something for oneself without right], and it is not rude [indecent, unbecomingly in behavior],

it is not self-seeking,

it is not provoked [irritated, aroused to anger], and it does not keep record of wrong [accounting term, count, reckon];

it does not delight in [hail] unrighteousness [injustice, evil, iniquity, wrongdoing],

but rejoices with [mutual rejoicing] the truth.

Love bears [covers] all things,

believes [has faith, is persuaded, has confidence] all things,

hopes [expects] all things,

endures [stands to bear up against] all things.

Love never fails [falls].

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