Good morning! Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of increasing.
2 Peter 1v8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God tells us through Peter that first we have to have faith in Jesus Christ our Lord in giving us all His gifts before we receive them. The righteousness we receive is from faith in Jesus Christ our Lord we do not have faith in ourselves to have goodness, knowledge, self-control, brotherly kindness or perseverance that leads to godliness. (2 Peter 1v1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:) We have faith in Jesus Christ giving us all we need for this life which is his goodness, knowledge of God, brotherly kindness, self-control and perseverance. If we keep our faith in Him giving them to us out of the love we have for Him, the Holy Spirit will give them to us in increasing measure. God loves us and wants us to have more of Him in increasing measure. That is what he desires for us so we will not stumble or fall. God has placed everything in the hands of Jesus because through faith in Him making us who we are we all will be what God wants us to be with a limitless supply of himself given to us. (John 3v34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.) When we continue to stay firm in our faith in Him we will receive more of Him in increasing measure being lifted up to our utmost highest everyday for Him. Glory to our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ our savior for all He gives us through his death on the cross! Our lives we give to you in faith in your Son Jesus Christ, because by faith you have given me mine in increasing measure!! Read 2 Peter 1 and John 3. I love you with all the love God gives me for you!!