ImmerseMessiah NLT - Page 317



2 PETER
This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ.
I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith
was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our
God and Savior.
May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your
knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a
godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one
who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.
And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious
promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature
and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises.
Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and
moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and
self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness,
and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love
for everyone.
The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will
be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been
cleansed from their old sins.
So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are
among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will
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