Christian Effort — 2 Peter 1:5

While studying 2 Peter 1:5-11, I came across this commentary on the needed Christian effort for continuing spiritual growth.

“It takes every bit of diligence and effort a Christian can muster, along with the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, to ‘escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires’ (1:4) and to bring in alongside of his faith a complement of virtue.”

Gangel, Kenneth O., “2 Peter” in Bible Knowledge Commentary New Testament Edition, (USA: SP Publications, 1983), 865.

It is a good thought to consider today as it is easy to become lackadaisical. Considering all that God has already done for me (2 Peter 1:1-4), is this really too much to ask of us?

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