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1 Peter 2:2

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 2 Yearn like newborn babies for pure, spiritual milk so that you may grow up to salvation,1

2 Peter 1:4-9

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 4 By which exceedingly great and precious promises are given to us, that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.1

 5 For this very reason, make every effort [the maximum possible],2 to add to your faith, virtue [excellence]; and to virtue knowledge; [How do you add to your faith? You sit and wait on God, listening, watching, and then obeying. His spoken words heard impart the life of God into your heart, John 6:63. You grow in faith with each revelation received. By the grace of His revelations Jesus authors your faith and increases your faith in the progression of these verses. From the Word of the Lord within: "I must warn you — you must make every effort to add to your faith and enter the rest."]

 6 And to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance [or patience]; and to perseverance, godliness;

 7 And to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.3

 8 For if these things are in you and abound, you will neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 9 But he who lacks these things is blind and short sighted, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. [cleansed from his old sins, but has failed to secure the freedom from the bondage of sin by repentance, the circumcision of the spirit, on the inward cross of self-denial.]

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2 Peter 3:18

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 18 But grow in grace,4 and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. [This shows grace is not instantly received as salvation upon belief. What more grace could be received than salvation? But you must grow in grace, until the Spirit has put to death all the lusts, pride, and passions of the sinful nature before you will ever see salvation.]

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