So that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,
Long for the pure milk of the Word, so that by it you may grow in respect to Salvation,
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, Knowledge,
Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - To Him be the Glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in Wisdom; and the Grace of God was upon Him
Friend, faith in the Lord Jesus is a choice.
If you have not chosen the Lord Jesus as your God, then it behooves your soul and spirit to meditate upon the words. " faith in Jesus is a choice."
We can never be coerced.
A confession that is coerced is fake, and God Who deals in spirit knows the inner you, and will never be fooled by a fake confession of faith in His Son.
Knowing this, one must realize that a choice has to be made and made wisely.
The eternal destiny of your soul depends on this choice.
Once a choice is made for Christ, we are required to grow in Godly Knowledge.
It is this growing that helps us in many ways.
Learning of Him, gives us Godly confidence, Comfort, Wisdom. We learn to discern Godly and ungodly ways in the world and people. We find we are no longer adrift but anchored to Him who knows and sees all things.
We learn what sin is when we learn Who God is.
We begin to see with His eyes, and take on the characteristics of Jesus.
We know that He will forgive anyone with a contrite heart, willing to repent of their ways and turn to Him, choosing to grow in spirit and love the Lord Who died so they may have everlasting Life.
Today, choose ye the Lord, and despise not His Teachings.