Peter especially esteems Paul’s letters—even regarding them as Scripture themselves (2 Pe 3:15–16). The promises to those who are partakers of a Divine nature, will cause us to inquire whether we are really renewed in the spirit of our minds; let us turn all these promises into prayers for the transforming and purifying grace of the Holy Spirit. The law sets before us our wretched state by sin, but there it leaves us. We must add temperance to knowledge; moderation about worldly things; and add to temperance, patience, or cheerful submission to the will of God. 3:1) and a short while before his martyrdom (see 2 Pet. The body is but a tabernacle, or tent, of the soul. NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print. 2Pe 1:5 - But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, This lesson in Peter’s second epistle looks at what Peter says immediately after his greeting. The letters of 1 & 2 Peter were written in the first century to encourage believers in their faith. II. 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (Confirming One’s Calling and Election. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective … 2 Peter 1 King James Version (KJV) 1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, It is the … (L), 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;(M) 6 and to knowledge, self-control;(N) and to self-control, perseverance;(O) and to perseverance, godliness;(P) 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ,: (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Simoeon Petros doulos kai apostolos Iesou Ch ristou toi s isotimon hemin lachousin pistin en dikaiosune tou Theou hemon kai soteros Iesou Ch ristou. The truth and reality of the gospel also are foretold by the prophets and penmenof the Old Testament, who spake and wrote under influence, and according to the direction of the Spirit of God. Peter would die, but he believed the Scriptures would live on—and his last recorded words urge us to remember them. 26:11 If 2 Peter 3:1 alludes to 1 Peter, the audience of the epistle is the various Churches in Asia Minor in general (cf. 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. (AO) 20 Above all, you must understand(AP) that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. (AE) 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure(AF) you will always be able to remember these things. 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