2 Peter 1:1-11 Reading the Passage

Show Yourself to be an Authentic Christian – 2 Peter 1:1-11

1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received the same faith as us in the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. (2) Grace and peace be multiplied to you, together with the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

(3) His divine power has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness by the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and virtue, (4) (together with these things there has been given to us precious and very great promises), so that by these things you may share in the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world caused by evil desire.

(5) Now, for this very reason, giving all your effort, add virtue to your faith, and add knowledge to virtue, (6) and add self-control to knowledge, and add perseverance to self-control, and add godliness to perseverance, (7) and add brotherly affection to godliness, and add love to brotherly affection. (8) If you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will prevent you from being either useless or unfruitful with regard to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (9) He who lacks these qualities is blind—he is spiritually near-sighted, having forgotten the cleansing from his former sins. (10) Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to authenticate your calling and election; for by doing these things you will never be lost. (11) By following this course the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be made wide open for you.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.