2 Peter 1:5-9“5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.8 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.9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.”
It is with great joy that I welcome you to the eighth month in “our year of transformation from glory to glory.”It has been a glorious year indeed, full of abundant testimonies and blessings in diverse forms. Still continuing in the year therefore, the month of August 2019 has been divinely tagged as “our month of divine virtues”with our anchor scripture from 2Peter 1:5-9.
A virtue is a behaviour showing high moral standards according to the English dictionary. That is the least that God expects of His children. Brethren, for us to be transformed from glory to glory, God has His part to play and we also have our part to play. There are certain virtues that we must possess as proper Christians so that we can enjoy the promised transformation. These are listed out in our anchor scripture. We need to be diligent, knowledgeable, patient, Godly and full of brotherly love amongst other things. Without these virtues, we cannot please God and He would not be under any obligation to bless us in return. These virtues more or less mirror the attributes of the fruit of the Spirit. This month therefore, I implore us all to do a self-assessment on ourselves to identify what areas we are lacking in and make necessary adjustments with the help of the Holy Spirit. That way, we can enjoy the full blessings of transformation from glory to glory.
Here is wishing you a glorious and prosperous month ahead. Shalom!