A Lesson in Addition   1 comment

A Lesson in Additon

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2 Peter 1, 5

I.

“Well begun is half done.”  But many a good beginning is never finished.  There are many allurements by the way to turn us aside.  Many heed them and fall out.

II.

Peter exhorts that we be “diligent” as Christians who have started well.  He urges that we give heed, careful attention to our lives, so that with earnestness and wise activity we advance, grow.

(a)  Hold the grace already received.  Do not lose ground gained.  Use the means of grace–prayer, Bible study, public worship, etc., that our faith and love may be increased.  “Thou hast left thy first love.”  What a pity!

(b)  “Add to your faith.”  We begin with faith, or trust in God, and have peace with him.  “The just shall live by faith.”  But other graces are to be attained too.  We need them to help us meet life’s demands.

(c)  Labor diligently to realize the glorious possibilities opened out to you.  They will not be attained in a day but diligence under God’s blessings will add to your store as the days come and go.

III.

If thus you live your life will not be fruitless; rich results will be yours at last.  “Each tomorrow will find you further than today.”

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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