Ginrich's Devotional Blog

February 14, 2013

Lent

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Lent — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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2 Peter 1:5. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith excellence, to excellence, knowledge;

Today is the first day of Lent.  This season is usually considered as a time to give up something we do.  This time I will concentrate and what I should add to my daily schedule rather than what I should give up.  We have some suggestions in this Scripture verse: add excellence to our faith and excellence to our knowledge.  First we look at the preceding verse to fund the reason to do this.  (2 Peter 1:4) “Through these things he has bestowed on us his precious and most magnificent promises, so that by means of what was promised you may become partakers of the divine nature, after escaping the worldly corruption that is produced by evil desire.” The means to grow excellence is God’s Holy Spirit.  Through the work of the Holy Spirit we can grow in the knowledge of God and with the growth of knowledge our faith grows.  As our knowledge and faith from our desire for the things the world desires fade and our desire for God increase.  The question today is do you want to join me for this search in growth?

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