Sunday, June 02, 2019

Gloag: truth leading to holiness

Sunday, June 2, 2019
    For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    —2 Peter 1:5-8 (NIV)
    And by ‘knowledge’ here [II Peter 1:2,5,8;2:20;3:18] is not to be understood a mere theoretical knowledge of the truths of Christianity or the gnosis of the Gnostics; but a realization of these truths influencing the practice and leading to holiness of life.
    ... Paton J. Gloag (1823-1906), Introduction to the Catholic Epistles, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1887, p. 232 (see the book)
    See also 2 Pet. 1:2,5-8; Matt. 12:50; Luke 6:46-47; Luke 11:28; John 13:17; Rom. 2:13; Jas. 1:22; 4:17; 2 Pet. 2:20; 3:18; 1 John 2:3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your truth keeps me from straying.
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