2 Peter 1:5-7, “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.”

These are the attributes every Christian should possess or be “found”. Sadly, they are not. God has given every child of his the Holy Spirit in which we are thus enabled to obtain these virtues. It can only be through his power. Our human flesh is not only unable to achieve alone but also cannot as the Devil knows our weaknesses and can easily stop us. Christ’s blood covers not just our sins but gives each of us the strength to be accepted to the Heavenly Father.

Cross reference verses: Romans 5:3-5 and Galatians 5:22-23.

Grace and peace, James

*Scripture from ESV, Crossway Publishing, 2001

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