The apostle Peter tells us that besides the precious promises we have received, we are to with all diligence, add to our faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance (self control); and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love. 

Peter then tells us that if these things be in you and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he who lacks these things is blind and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 

These are the things that matter with God. 

Peter then links these things to our election and calling. He says, Wherefore the rather, brethren, give all diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fail.

Think about that statement – you will never fail! This is fail proof Christianity. 

Peter then tells us the following regarding these things taking root and abounding in us: For so an entrance shall be ministered to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

This is what truly  matters to God. These are the things he wants in our lives. 

See 2 Peter 1:4-11

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