Remembering how you have been cleansed of your sins, follow your Savior diligently in a life of self-control and brotherly love.

Remembering how you have been cleansed of your sins, follow your Savior diligently in a life of self-control and brotherly love.

BibleGateway: 2 Peter 1:1-11

ESV Text: 2 Peter 1:1-11

2 Peter 1:1–11 (Listen)

Greeting

1:1 Simeon1 Peter, a servant2 and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Confirm Your Calling and Election

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to3 his own glory and excellence,4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,5 and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities6 are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers,7 be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Footnotes

[1] 1:1 Some manuscripts Simon

[2] 1:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

[3] 1:3 Or by

[4] 1:3 Or virtue

[5] 1:5 Or excellence; twice in this verse

[6] 1:8 Greek these things; also verses 9, 10, 12

[7] 1:10 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters

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KJV Text:

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     1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

     5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 32 (LSB 689):
Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven

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1. Redeemed, restored, forgiven, 
Through Jesus’ precious blood, 
Heirs of His home in heaven, 
Oh, praise our pardoning God! 
Praise Him in tuneful measures 
Who gave His Son to die; 
Praise Him whose sevenfold treasures 
Enrich and sanctify. 

2. Once on the dreary mountain 
We wandered far and wide, 
Far from the cleansing fountain, 
Far from the pierced side; 
But Jesus sought and found us 
And washed our guilt away; 
With cords of love He bound us 
To be His own for aye. 

3. Dear Master, Thine the glory 
Of each recovered soul. 
Ah! who can tell the story 
Of love that made us whole? 
Not ours, not ours, the merit; 
Be thine alone the praise 
And ours a thankful spirit 
To serve Thee all our days. 

4. Now keep us, holy Savior, 
In Thy true love and fear 
And grant us of Thy favor 
The grace to persevere 
Till, in Thy new creation, 
Earth’s time-long travail o’er, 
We find our full salvation 
And praise Thee evermore. 


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