(I am going to be on vacation so I'm posting this blog ahead of time. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!)
Monday, December 28, 2009: 2 Peter 1:2–3
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
What does the knowledge of Jesus Christ become a channel for? Knowledge becomes a channel for divine power for our life to become godly.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009: 2 Peter 1:4
by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
What do the promises given to us by the knowledge of Jesus Christ allow us to do? We partake of love’s divine nature and escape lust’s corruption.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009: 2 Peter 1:5–7
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
God’s arithmetic: Faith + virtue+ knowledge + self-control + perseverance + godliness + brotherly kindness + love.
Thursday, December 31, 2009: 2 Peter 1:8
For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Is knowledge of Jesus Christ enough? It leads to a life bearing fruit for God.
Friday, January 1, 2010: 2 Peter 1:9
For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
What about those who lets the world get in the way? They are like the blind who have forgotten how they were cleansed from their sin.