Week 19 Devo – TUESDAY

The Holy Spirit Empowers

It’s very easy to look past the four small words listed in verse 5 of this passage –  “For this very reason.…” For what reason should a Christian make every effort to supplement his or her faith? It’s precisely because God has given us everything we need for life and godliness. Therefore, we should pursue goodness, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, brotherly affection and love.

If someone were to hand you $1 million, you wouldn’t just leave it on the dining table without paying your bills. You would use that money gladly to fulfill the rightful purpose money was designed for. How much more should we press into godly virtues by honoring God with our entire lives? Our godly lives are not just for ourselves, but to show a dying world that God isn’t far off, but near to us in Christ.

What do you think is the foremost motivation that propels you toward godliness?

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