add2 Peter 1:5-9 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Today’s reading reminds me that no matter how long I’ve been saved, I ought to be “add to my faith”. None of us can ever say that we’ve arrived. According to the Holy Spirit through Peter here, if we add these things, we won’t fall. And if we don’t diligently add these things, we’ll be blind, and can go so far as to forget that we’ve been purged from our sins. Let us diligently work to add to our faith virtue, and then knowledge, then temperance, and patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity.

1 Peter 3:21-22 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

This morning I’m thankful for Jesus Christ. I’m reminded of His resurrection. I’m humbled by His majesty and position and authority. If angels, and powers, and authorities are subject unto Him, might I subject my will to His, seeking to make His name and glory known to the ends of the earth.