Growing in Character Isn’t Optional for Christians

2 Peter 1:5-7 urges Christians to grow their character: in kindness, self-control, etc. But what if they do not? Peter doesn’t say that it’s a matter of trying hard enough. He says in verse 9, “You have forgotten your cleansing from past sins.” So, verse 12, “I will remind you of these things.” Peter is saying that, if the forgiveness and salvation of Christ is real to you, you will live it out in your character and life.

How can we make sure we remember?

  1. Be at worship for the Lord’s Supper. It’s a visual reminder of what He has done for us that we get to participate in.
  2. Read the Bible. Meditate and reflect, not just study.
  3. Study and apply God’s truths in groups. Just like the Lord’s Supper, reading and applying the Bible is a community event.
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