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  • The Habit of Enjoying Adversity May 14, 2021
    …that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. —2 Corinthians 4:10We have to develop godly habits to express what God’s grace has done in us. It is not just a question of being saved from hell, but of being saved so that “the life of Jesus also may be manifested in […]
  • The Habit of Keeping a Clear Conscience May 13, 2021
    …strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. —Acts 24:16God’s commands to us are actually given to the life of His Son in us. Consequently, to our human nature in which God’s Son has been formed (see Galatians 4:19), His commands are difficult. But they become divinely easy once we obey. Conscience is […]
  • The Habit of Having No Habits May 12, 2021
    If these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful… —2 Peter 1:8When we first begin to form a habit, we are fully aware of it. There are times when we are aware of becoming virtuous and godly, but this awareness should only be a stage we quickly pass through as […]
  • “Love One Another” May 11, 2021
    …add to your…brotherly kindness love. —2 Peter 1:5, 7Love is an indefinite thing to most of us; we don’t know what we mean when we talk about love. Love is the loftiest preference of one person for another, and spiritually Jesus demands that this sovereign preference be for Himself (see Luke 14:26). Initially, when “the love […]
  • Take the Initiative May 10, 2021
    …add to your faith virtue… —2 Peter 1:5Add means that we have to do something. We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we can do. We cannot save nor sanctify ourselves— God does that. But God will not give us good habits […]