Monday, December 03, 2007

~ life and godliness ~

This was one of the readings from the daily lectionary today, and I thought it was so appropriate for the maddness that has become the Christmas season:

2 Peter 1:3-8
His divine power has given us everything needed for life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Thus he has given us, through these things, his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of lust, and may become participants of the divine nature. For this very reason, you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness, and godliness with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love. For if these things are yours and are increasing among you, they keep you from being ineffective and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Angela said...

i'm so glad you posted this. i needed a reminder. again.

Ines said...

One of my favorite verses! He has given us everything we need and we need everything He has given us.