Monday, April 5, 2010

Effective & Productive vs. Ineffective & Unproductive

Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side Church. Please feel free to follow along.

Today’s reading (2 Peter 1) gives a list of things that we as Christians should exhibit.

Faith
Goodness
Knowledge
Self-control
Perseverance
Godliness
Brotherly kindness
Love

Now while this is not the passage we normally look to for the fruits of the spirit, they are almost identical. In this rendition of the fruits, Peter encourages us to implement these things so that we will be kept from being unproductive and ineffective. So my questions for you are:

Do you live by faith?
Do you practices goodness in all you do and say?
Do you seek knowledge?
Do you have self-control when temptation is knocking on the door?
Do you strive to preserver through challenges, heartaches, and setbacks?
Do you practice godliness in all situations?
Do you show brotherly kindness to even your worst enemies?
Do you show love to people from all walks of life no matter how different?

You see if we live by these principles we will in return become very effective and productive witness for the kingdom of God. In essence we become living stones crying out Jesus is KING!
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