QTVOTD: A focus that prevents falling…

“Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:10-11[ESV] -> me: Peter spends the first 8 verses of his second letter giving exactly what we must do in our Christian life.  In these last 2 verses of this section he calls us to a self-awareness that tests our actions relative to our stated position as ‘Followers of Christ’.  In verse 9, just before these 2 verses, he says -> “If anyone does not have them [the qualities stated in my last quiet time], he is near sighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.”  BUT, as we confirm our calling and election by looking at our own heart and behavior, I WILL NEVER FALL!  This is such testimony about not just being in the word everyday, but also searching our own hearts through the help of the Holy Spirit to root out anything that no longer belongs.  I can’t imagine that I am alone in this -> When I let myself be taken up with this worlds concerns (materialism, politics, career, status, etc), even for just a couple of days, I can find myself so much further away from my walk than I thought a could be just a few days earlier.   Lord God, help me to be continually grounded in Your word, saturated in prayer, and full of a love for others that always causes me to forget about myself.

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