Giving all DILIGENCE, ADD to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. THEREFORE BRETHREN (and Sisthren…probs not a word, huh?)BE EVEN MORE DILIGENT to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will NEVER STUMBLE! (II Peter 1:5-11 NKJV)
We can #breakthecycle of complacency and unfruitfulness in our church! We can produce! We can demonstrate the power, wisdom, truth, and love of God! If only we would learn to be diligent! If only we would learn to take the stuff we know and ADD to it with DILIGENCE!
Oh, Jesus help us! For the Word did not profit those who heard it for they did not mix it with faith.