1 Peter 1:3-8, (ESV)

Faith & Love

His divine power has given us everything we need for life
and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us
by his own glory and goodness.
Through these he has given us
his very great and precious promises,
so that through them you may participate
in the divine nature and escape
the corruption in the world
caused by evil desires.

For this very reason, make every effort
to add to your faith goodness;
and to goodness, knowledge;
and to knowledge, self-control;
and to self-control, perseverance;
and to perseverance, godliness;
and to godliness, brotherly kindness;
and to brotherly kindness, love.
For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure,
they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive
in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But if anyone does not have them,
he is nearsighted and blind,
and has forgotten that he has been
cleansed from his past sins.

Therefore, my brothers,
be all the more eager to make
your calling and election sure.
For if you do these things,
you will never fall, and you will
receive a rich welcome
into the eternal kingdom
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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