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Biblical Virtue

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The Second Epistle of Peter
Chapter 1

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A very warm greeting to you from Daily Bread, and happy to have you join in again for the next book of the New Testament, which is The Second Epistle of Peter. After studying his first letter, Peter doesn't need much of an introduction, so let's just start right in without any further ado.

From Simon Peter, a servant and an Apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received the same precious Faith with us (the Apostles) through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ.

Remember again, to you, this first sentence should say, From Simon Peter, to Your name here. That is because these letters are addressed to Christians.

Grace and peace in abundance to you in the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that relate to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue, by which are given to us very great and precious promises, that by these (promises) you might be partakers of the divine nature (the Heavenly life), having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (desire).

You'll find in most of the epistles in the Bible, that there is usually a very elaborate greeting, which included well wishing, followed by a very lengthy glorifying of God, things He has said or done, and who He is. Now Peter continues with his message.

And beside this, with much diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue add knowledge, and to knowledge add temperance, and to temperance add patience, and to patience add godliness, and to godliness add brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness add charity (love).

Peter has shared with us a recipe of becoming whole in Christ.

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Because if these things are in you, and abound, they make you so that you'll never be barren (idle or useless) or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever lacks these things is blind, and can't see far off, and has forgotten that he was purified of his old sins.

So then, brethren, be earnest to make your calling and election sure (first you are called, then you become elect when you accept the calling), because if you do these things, you will never fall, because an entrance (admission) will be given to you abundantly into the everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So I won't be negligent to remind you of these things, though you know them, and are established in the present Truth (which is within you).

Yes, I think it proper, as long as I'm in this body, to stir you up by reminding you, knowing that shortly I must die, as our Lord Jesus Christ has showed me. In addition, I am determined that you may be able, after my death, to have these things always in remembrance. For we (Jesus' Apostles) have not made up clever stories, when we told you of the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. He received from God the Father, honor and glory, when there came such a voice to Him from the majestic glory, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased (Matthew 17:5). And this voice that came from Heaven, we heard, when we were with Him in the Holy Mount.

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We have also a more certain word of prophecy, to which you do good if you notice, as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day breaks, and the day star arise in your hearts, knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. Because the prophecy of the olden days didn't come about by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

In other words, all of the prophecies from Genesis to Revelation are given to all mankind from God through the prophets and for all to ponder and discern the Truth of. Peter is saying, we had Jesus show us and tell us things, and if you'll take notice, He fulfilled the prophecies of old. Like a light in the darkness, if you'll let the day star, the sun, the Son, arise in your hearts, you'll see that scripture isn't just a bunch of stories either, but it was inspired by the Holy Spirit. Remember, we learned about this a little bit in Peter's first letter.

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Biblical Virtue Conclusion

So, in this introduction, it's clear that Peter wants to make sure that believers remember how to live the Christian life, and what virtues are important to possess within their character, and he wants to remind them before he dies, so they'll remember ever after as well. In the next Daily Bread, we'll study more reminders from Peter, so be sure to join us again soon, and we'll share them together.

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

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