“For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith …” (2 Peter 1:5)
Exercise and diet have become mantras for fitness and wellness. While for some our diet has improved, often our meals still lack all the vitamin fortifications for a healthy body. My own doctor
has prescribed multiple vitamins as a supplement to my daily meals.
But there is a more important supplement prescribed by the Apostle Peter. The supplement is an additive to faith. (Young’s translation called it a “superadditive”) It is a multi-supplement consisting of virtue (moral goodness), knowledge, self-control, steadfast, godliness, brotherly affection and love. We are expected to expend whatever it takes for us to become more God-like. If you are like me, I often forget to take my daily multiple vitamin but this spiritual vitamin demands special attention that we don’t forget.
The Christian destiny will result in a change in nature. We have been granted the privilege of becoming partakers of the divine nature. As we journey towards that end we should be found at a
great distance from where we first believed having escaped the corruption of our sinful desires through faith in Christ.
Make it your determination for a change in you that leads you to the highest earthly station - agape love. Love for Lord and love for others.
Don’t forget to take your spiritual supplement!
--E.C. Malone 10/16/14