Make Your Calling and Election Sure
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him f who called us to his own glory and excellence,
by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become g partakers of the divine nature, h having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith i with virtue, and virtue j with knowledge,
and knowledge with self-control, and self-control k with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
and godliness l with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection m with love.
For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or n unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he o is blind, having forgotten that he was p cleansed from his former sins.
Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and q election sure, for if you practice these qualities r you will never fall.
For in this way there will be richly provided for you s an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Therefore I intend t always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in u the truth that you have.
I think it right, as long as I am in this v body, w to stir you up by way of reminder,
x since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, y as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me.
And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
1 Thessalonians 2:12
We exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
2 Thessalonians 2:14
To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 1:9
Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.
1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.
1 John 3:2
Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
2 Peter 2:18
For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error.
2 Peter 2:20
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
Let brotherly love continue.
1 Corinthians 13:1
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
1 John 4:16
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.
They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope at noonday as in the night.
They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them stagger like a drunken man.
We grope for the wall like the blind; we grope like those who have no eyes; we stumble at noon as in the twilight, among those in full vigor we are like dead men.
I will bring distress on mankind, so that they shall walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the Lord ; their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung.
1 John 2:9 - 11
Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.
That he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word.
Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
1 Thessalonians 1:4
For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you.
2 Peter 3:17
You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.
1 John 2:10
Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.
Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
Romans 15:14 - 15
I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.
1 John 2:21
I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
2 John 1:2
Because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Corinthians 5:4
For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened - not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
2 Peter 3:1
This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder.
Deuteronomy 4:21 - 22
Furthermore, the Lord was angry with me because of you, and he swore that I should not cross the Jordan, and that I should not enter the good land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance.
And the Lord said to Moses, "Behold, the days approach when you must die. Call Joshua and present yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may commission him." And Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves in the tent of meeting.
2 Timothy 4:6
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.
John 21:18 - 19
Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.