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2 Peter 1:2-15, Faith Supported through Love

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For this very reason, you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness, and godliness with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love.
— 2 Peter 1:5-7

RCL Daily Devotion for Tuesday, December 11, 2018

RCL Daily Devotions written by Dr. Kimberly Leetch from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

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Being a person of faith can be hard. Not only does faith require action — goodness, knowledge, self-control — it also requires inner strength — endurance and godliness and the outward expression of all these things — love.

Not only does living with faith require these things, but maintaining faith can also be challenging. Sometimes our faith is tested and we pass with flying colors. When a loved one is sick, perhaps, we rally to their side, fight with prayer, and call upon God. But other times, it seems a faint wind can make us waver — an untimely bill in the mail can set us off for days.

But that’s also the beautiful thing about faith. Its ebbs and flows suggest faith is a living thing — something that breathes, that changes, that moves with us and around us. Faith is not binary — you either believe or you don’t. No, faith is flowing, growing, and constantly evolving. It is a journey, not a destination. Faith not only requires much of us, but it also supports those things it demands. Faith calls for love, but gives love, too.

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