Spiritual Supplements (2 Peter 1:5-7)

Molybdenum, Cadmium, Cobalt. 

These rare earth elements have been in the recent news since they are desperately needed for the manufacture of semiconductors which are in short supply throughout the world. In medicine, these are also known as trace elements. Present in everyone in minute concentrations, these are necessary components for many critical biochemical processes to occur in humans. Without them, we would become very ill and eventually die. All of these can be obtained with a proper diet but there are situations when these supplements must be given, such as severe malnutrition or patients receiving chemotherapy for cancer. If a little is good, then a lot should be better, right? Not quite. If one takes some of these supplements in large quantities, it can lead to toxicity and even death. A critical balance is required to ensure good health. 

What about my spiritual life? Are there spiritual supplements that I need for healthy growth?

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

2 Peter 1:5-7 (CSB)

As expected, God is proactive to ensure our robust spiritual growth and provides us proper supplements. However, unlike trace elements, these supplements should not be provided sparingly and in minute quantities, but should be lavished upon every believer in Jesus Christ! Goodness, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, brotherly affection, and love. A little is good and a lot is much better!

Praise God for His spiritual supplements!

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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