7 Things Christians Must Add to Their Faith

We don’t often think of “adding things to our faith,” but this Scripture passage commands it. Do you know what 7 things we are supposed to add? This 1-minute devotion explains.

Second Peter 1:3-15 says we must add these seven character traits to our faith:
Goodness, Knowledge, Self-control, Perseverance, Godliness, Brotherly kindness, and Love.


Galatians 5:22-23 offers a similar list – the Fruit of the Spirit:
Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control.


Both lists highlight character traits Christ produces in His children.

Second Peter says we grow in these areas through an increasing knowledge of Christ. To know Christ is to love Him.

Galatians 5 says we grow in these areas as we deny our fleshy desires. To Love Christ is to obey Him (John 14:23).

Our character is transformed by God’s Word (Romans 12:1-2) and forged in trials and self-denial (1 Peter 1:6-7).

If we are not increasingly growing in godly character, or if we find our faith lacking in an area, some would tell us not to worry because God loves us anyway. That’s not Biblical. God’s love offers transforming grace, not cheap grace (Titus 2:11-13).

To know Him is to love Him. To love Him is to obey Him.
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We don’t often think of “adding things to our faith,” but this Scripture passage commands it. Do you know what 7 things we are supposed to add? This 1-minute devotion explains.





4 comments:

  1. Beautiful and timely, thank you. I am a new reader and am thoroughly enjoying your daily emails.

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  2. Knowing your Bible and expanding your knowledge is best way to get to know yourself and God.amen!

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  3. All those Fruits of the Spirit is manifested in us when we allow the love of God to indwelling us. Thank you for this one minute, sometimes I uses this one minute and expound on it so that I can teach my classes

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