Friday, September 14, 2018

September 15, 2018

"For this reason make every effort to add to your faith goodness" II Peter 1:5a

Did you add anything to your faith yesterday?

Will you add to your faith today?

Do you know how?

Peter says, "Devote yourself to adding goodness to your faith". What does that really mean?

The word used for "add" is an interesting word. It is not used often in the New Testament but it has to do with supporting the arts in Greek culture. The Greeks as still remembered for their "Greek Tragedies" which were written and acted on the stage. In order to make those plays financially possible there were wealthy people who donated generous amounts of money to support the playwrights, the actors and the productions. Through their giving they "added" those cultural events to their community.

So, if you want to add to your faith you must lend generous support to what God wants to produce in your life.

That speaks of desire. Have you noticed how you manage to support the things you desire the most?

I desire to honor God so I give the tithe to Him. And I desire a good reputation so I support my creditors and pay my bills. And I desire to support my golf habit so I set aside money for that!

Do you desire to add to your faith?

Support the work that God wants to do in your heart today. Make time to bring your desires into alignment with His.