For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, virtue with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with devotion, devotion with mutual affection, mutual affection with love.
2 Peter 1:5-7
What is “this very reason” that we are to follow this wisdom? It is to share in the Divine Nature. God’s will is to allow us to share in his Divinity as adopted sons and daughters.
His divine power has bestowed on us everything that makes for life and devotion, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and power. Through these, he has bestowed on us the precious and very great promises, so that through them you may come to share in the divine nature, after escaping from the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire.
2 Peter 1:3-4
How great is our God! I am reminded that I am still on the journey because to share in the Divine Nature, it will be after I escape from the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire. And to be brutally honest, I am still struggling each day especially in the area of self-control with endurance.
As I finish today, here in the USA it is Memorial Day. I honor those who have served our country, those serving our country today and especially those who gave their lives for the freedom I am given today. May God bless them along with their family members. May the entire world, through the grace, love and mercy of God, live in peace. Amen.