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Growth in Grace 3 — Effort Is Necessary!

It is important to realize that there are many ways teach the Scriptures expositorily. One can take long passages at a time, or one can take very short passages and bring the expository microscope to bear on a single word as I did in last two blog posts. In this post I will place the expository microscope over four words in 2 Peter 1:5, The Bible’s Most Systematic and Detailed Exhortation to Growth in Grace.

In my last two posts I dealt with faith, and as you can see, the second grace mentioned by Peter is moral excellence. But it is crucial to put the discussion of growth in this grace in the context of the gift of faith that we discussed last week. It is also crucial that we not proceed until we have put the issue of growth in grace in the context of the matter of effort emphasized by Peter in verse 5. Four crucial words in 2 Peter 1:5 quadruplely emphasize this matter of effort: “applying … all … diligence … supply.”

 

 

 

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  1. November 25, 2014 at 8:19 am

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