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Diligence Election Assurance


kjv@2Peter:1:10 @ Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:


Contextual Anchors

1. Diligence

Quoted resource: strongs 'G4704'

G4704 @ σπουδάζω spoudazō spoo-dad'-zo From G4710; to use speed that is to make effort be prompt or earnest: - do (give) diligence be diligent (forward) endeavour labour study.

2. Election

Quoted resource: strongs 'G1589'

G1589 @ ἐκλογή eklogē ek-log-ay' From G1586; (divine) selection (abstractly or concretely): - chosen election.

(See: Topical study dict:all election dict:all predestination )

3. Sure

Quoted resource: strongs 'G949'

G949 @ βέβαιος bebaios beb'-ah-yos From the base of G939 (through the idea of basality); stable (literally or figuratively): - firm of force stedfast sure.

4. Fall

Quoted resource: strongs 'G4417'

G4417 @ πταίω ptaiō ptah'-yo A form of G4098; to trip that is (figuratively) to err sin6 fail (of salvation): - fall offend stumble.

Practical Aspects

The election of God stands sure, it cannot be jeopardized neither forfeited. What may be still at stake at least in the human mind is a man/woman's own comprehension of it and therefore their productive use in the confidence of it. The fear of being able to loose it often prevents us from extending our faith beyond mere human comprehension/production far enough into the unfamiliar spiritual realm where many would dread to possibly loose it. If it cannot be lost then there is no exercise of "like precious" "obtained" faith (if so guided) too far over extended to not keep a grip on one's election; the exercise of faith may fail or fall short, but the election itself always stands firm. Think of this election as a launching pad; you either have it there or you don't and you cannot do what is sometimes asked of us by the Lord without it.

Some would see this a license to do anything including to sin; that is one angle of looking at it. Others would see it as the license to be a conduit of great and holy works of the Lord; that is the other. Both are observations of the same standing platform. How you choose to look at and operate in it is not a matter of election, but a matter of what you choose to do once having it. It is the people that refuse to look at it for what it is that fail to step out into it, that become most unproductive else productive merely on a much more limited scale.

It in our venturing out beyond our personal spiritual borders by the guidance of the Holy Spirit thus experiencing these many God produced fruits that the truly undeniable assurances of our "like precious" faith accumulate. It is by our diligence to these smaller and across the board daily matters that we learn to abide in the spiritual pipeline for these things to happen in/on/through us.


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