Friday, January 31, 2014


Scripture instructs us to add to our faith - virtue. 

Here is the passage:

2Peter 1: 3-11
3According 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 virtue: 4Whereby 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. 5And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Yes, there are more things to add, but we are to start with virtue. What is virtue? According to my WORD Thesaurus, it is...
I have a few blogs that I read from time to time and one I would like to recommend to you today is Raising Arrows.  What a title!  Scripture teaches in Psalms that children are from the Lord and are like arrows in the hand of a mighty man.  This young woman is raising her children - their "arrows" - and working to add all of the above to their lives.

The thing I love about this blog is her purpose statement:
                                            "...a gentle voice...a firm abundant life"

These are biblical qualities necessary to raise arrows with purpose.  They are necessary to experience that abundant life.  The gentle voice goes right along with the Law of Kindness.  Even if you are not raising children - I'm not - you will be blessed and challenged in your walk with the Lord.

Check it out   -


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