Character of a Godly Life
2 Peter 1:6

The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2015, Max D. Hutto,

“And to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;” 2 Peter 1:6 NIV

Peter continues the list of qualities and characteristics that believers must strive with all diligence and effort to nurture and grow a godly and holy life. Self-control describes that discipline and restraint needed to keep one’s desires, cravings, emotions, and passions under control. Perseverance is endurance and steadfastness that handles the difficult stresses, pressures, problems, and trials of life. Godliness is living a pure, righteous, and obedient life that is devoted to pleasing God.

Lord Jesus, help me to discipline my life and endure the tough times. I desire to live a pure life that honors and glorifies You.


  November 13, 2015

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