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Fearless

The Bible encourages believers to “eagerly” make their faith strong

Fear of Falling From God
If…Then – Part 2

Scripture Reading: 2 Peter 1:3-11

Key Verse: 2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall

It is rare and it takes a lot of carelessness, but some people, who once walked through the door of faith in Jesus, walk back out the same door.

The Apostle Peter describes this in chapter two:

If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were in the beginning.  It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.  Of them the proverbs are true “A dog returns to its vomit, and a sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud. (2 Peter 2:20-22)

As I said, falling from God’s grace is possible, but not without much carelessness and ignoring the Spirit’s voice!  Peter is writing to encourage believers to “eagerly” make their faith strong.  In 2 Peter 1:5-7, he describes the virtues we need to continually work on in our daily lives.  Peter assures us, if we add this to our initial faith in Jesus, we will make our calling sure.  The Greek word Peter used for “sure” literally means, “stable, fast, firm.”  In other words, as we keep our part of the covenant, we walk with God in great confidence and peace!  (Continued)

Father, I will add to my faith daily doses of Christ like virtues.  In Jesus’s name, amen.