Shortsighted and Blind



Shortsighted and Blind. Peter gives us a sober reminder that when Christians walk according to this world they are shortsighted, even to blindness!


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5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:5-11, NKJV



Shortsighted and Blind


For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.


2 Peter was written to Christians; Peter gives us a sober reminder that when Christians walk according to this world they are shortsighted, even to blindness!



5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.



There was a time when these characteristics defined a cultured and refined person. Often times today, however, the simple gesture of kindness is looked upon as a weakness.



Our salvation is entirely of Christ; nothing we do can ever merit forgiveness of sins by Christ. But, we are still called to work diligently to increase our faith, live a virtuous life, study the Bible, maintain self control, persevere through all circumstances, show kindness to others, and love our fellow Christians. The reward we receive is a true knowledge of Christ, and an entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.



How can we possibly be obedient to this passage when we are so plagued by our own sins? We can not! Fall before Christ today and cry out to Him for the help you need to live a Godly, obedient life before Him. Just as Christ alone saved us, so will Christ keep us and aid us in our daily Christians walk. What an amazing God we have!



Pray today that you will not be caught up in the world around you that you become shortsighted and blind. Ask for help today to live above the world exhibiting the Christian virtues that are yours in Christ.




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