2 Peter 1:3-7

April 28, 2006

3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and evirtue:

4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.


I love this passage. It is so sublime. I love that it gives us a way to better know how to progress in this life. Charity is the pure love of Christ and it's the ultimate goal. All these qualities are important in this life because they will make us more receptive to the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Once we have the Holy Ghost with us we can feel guided and feel that the choices we make will be good ones.