Energised To Do Right – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional June 3rd

(Virtue: God’s Moral Excellence Inside You)

TO THE BIBLE: 2 Peter 1:3 AMPC
“…His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).”

“Wayne, stand up!” Mrs. Holly bellowed as she caught him cheating yet again during her class test. “Why do I always see you trying to cheat during my tests?”

Wayne had no inner energy to stop himself from doing wrong. Reading our opening verse, it says we, as Christians, have been called to glory and virtue, meaning that inside of you is the glory of God and the power to do right.

Virtue means moral excellence that’s dependent on moral energy—the power to do right. It’s the work of the Spirit of God produced from inside you, but you have to walk in it.

For example, you can refuse to cheat at school or in an examination of any sort. That power or moral energy to resist such acts is in you. Acts 1:8 says, “…You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you….” This power is operative in you right now!

When the Holy Spirit comes to reside in you, He energises you from within for the life of moral excellence. You’ve got the inherent ability to set your mind to do what is right and refuse what is wrong.

This is what 2 Peter 1:5 tells us: “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue….” This doesn’t mean that you’re to try and get virtue and add it to your faith; no!

The word “add” is the Greek “epichoregeo,” and it means to “furnish besides,” that is, to fully supply or sponsor.

The ability to set your mind to do what’s right and refuse that which is wrong is inside you; put it to work and supply it lavishly to your faith. That’s what God is saying.

Go Deeper
2 Corinthians 4:7; Philemon 1:6, 1 Peter 2:9 AMPC

Dear Father, I thank you for the revelation of your Word in my life and its indelible impact on my spirit today and always. I rejoice because your Spirit enlightens my understanding, causing me to manifest and radiate your glory to my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
John 18:1-27, 1 Chronicles 11-13
1 Corinthians 15:20-28, Proverbs 30

Memorise and personalise 2 Peter 1:3, declaring that you’re morally excellent and full of virtue.

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