Daily Bread 10/5/2022


    Daily Bread – October 5, 2022 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) 2 Peter 1:10 – On account of this brethren, instead be diligent to make your calling and election sure; for doing these things, you shall never stumble. Diligence To Make Our Calling & Election Sure The Greek adjective ‘bebaian’ means “firm, secure, or certain”. The doctrine of election as described in the New Testament refers to those who are chosen by God (John 15:16). Jesus has come to seek and to save those who are lost, but many men refuse to hear His voice. Those who do respond to the call of salvation are commanded to walk in obedience and to overcome even as our Savior overcame (Revelation 3:21; John 14:23-24). The calling and election of God has been sounded out to all men (John 12:32; Titus 2:11). Peter emphasizes the fact that God would have all men to be saved in the third chapter of this epistle (2 Peter 3:9). However, both Peter and Paul also issued a warning stating how diligence must be given to obey the will of the Lord if the calling and election is to be established (2 Peter 1:10; Hebrews 2:3) Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen