Make every effort to add to your faith.
—2 Peter 1:5
“Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love” (2 Pt 1:5–7).
Add! Add! Add! Peter exhorts. But the rut of routine encourages inertia that produces subtracting rather than adding—the hazard of reversing sanctification.
Are you growing in faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love at this point in your journey?
The years can be thieves, robbing us of our passion, dedication, and determination. Vigilance is required to avoid drifting into apathy.
Steady growth is essential for achieving spiritual maturity, but stagnation is a dangerous threat—spiritual vitality surrendering to lethargy.
If you’re not growing, you’re dying.