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Applications Of the Like Precious Faith

(begun by RandyP)

kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

"And besides this"

The phrase might be better thought of as "what I have just said is the key to what I am about to say".

There are two ultimate yet opposite directions we can go from this, we can detach what has already been said versus 1-4 ( FoundationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith ) and dive right in to whatever we can make out the present articles faith/virtue/knowledge/temperance/patience/godliness/brotherly kindness/agape love as best we can or anyone else of any other faith with or without Christ can likely, else we can detach ourselves from what we ourselves or anybody else humanly can make out of the present articles and step out onto what only God Himself can provide to us as only through Christ.

"When would I step out into this much different obtained faith?" you might be asking. The most scriptural answer of course would be "when would you not?". If there were any situation pertaining to either life or godliness "why wouldn't you be making use productive of it? Surely the application of such is as abundantly fruitful for the Pastor/Evangelist/Apostle as it is for the drug addict or person plagued by suicidal thought. It can just as easily be applied to saving a marriage as it is saving a soul. In fact, Peter expresses it as the shortsighted or blind or un-purged application of this that produces the utter lack most all of us continually by our own corrupted resource experience.

It is self deceiving to think of one's self as already doing or already approaching this application of the obtained like precious faith; especially if by one's own determination and resource. Better it is to think that we are not even if in some measure we've begun it's application which in better terms is solely God's effect upon us. To get to the "and besides this" one must first firmly be established in the "through the righteousness of God and Savior" grace and peace and power and promise escaped partaking relationship/knowledge/effect of Jesus Christ.

This is the second section of three in this series. Please follow them in correct order.

  1. FoundationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith - The core foundational belief kjv@2Peter:1:1-4
  2. ApplicationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith - (This page) The means of applying the core foundation to daily living kjv@2Peter:1:5-11
  3. JustificationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith - The reasoning we put these foundational elements into constant remembrance and put them forward in our lives kjv@2Peter:1:12-27

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Applications of the Like Precious Faith kjv@2Peter:1:5-11

kjv@2Peter:1:5 @ And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

kjv@2Peter:1:6 @ And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

kjv@2Peter:1:7 @ And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

kjv@2Peter:1:8 @ For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

kjv@2Peter:1:9 @ But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

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:

kjv@2Peter:1:11 @ For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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