At the start of a new year, people will be making new resolutions, and many resolutions will be to focus and to simplify life.
There is something very significant about the way in which our Creator designed the human head. Every one of us has seven openings in our head, the number in Scripture which often denotes completeness. We have three pairs of openings: two eyes, two ears, and two nostrils. But the Creator restricted the seventh opening to one, the mouth.
If you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will help you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1: 8 [NIV]
We have been looking at seven qualities or virtues which are stepping stones to greater Christian maturity. Peter has said that cultivating such things as goodness, self-control, perseverance and brotherly kindness will help us to grow as Christians.
So don’t lose a minute in building what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with... reverent wonder, warm friendliness and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. 2 Peter 1: 6(b) – 7 [The Message]
Today we’ll look at the last three qualities which can help our faith to grow.