Christian Character 3 of 7

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Rex Rouis – “In the same way that salt without taste is worthless, and a lamp that is covered is useless, so faith without actions is lifeless.”

2 Peter 1: 3b-4 through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.

Faith requires action in our lives, it requires that we move forward from where we came to faith. Peter tell us that we are able to receive the divine nature (the Character and Virtues of God and Jesus Christ) and that that nature is different than the nature we had before accepting Christ. Peter also explains that it will only happen through ‘the true knowledge of Him who called us’. Stepping out in faith requires us reading His Word, in which we WILL find both examples of and clear lists of Gods’ divine nature as-well-as repeated calls to take on that nature.

Today’s devotional readings:

2 Peter 1:5-6

Galatians 5:22

Colossians 3:12

Romans 14:17

Colossians 3:13

Philippians 2:8

1 Corinthians 4:2

Galatians 6:9

“Tis not the dying for a faith that’s so hard… ‘Tis the living up to it that’s difficult.” – Thackeray, William

Lord Father, we thank you for salvation for giving us the faith to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We ask for you open your Word of Life to us so that we can learn to move forward in learning what your character is and so that we may begin to take on the character you desire in us.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

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