// READ: 2 PETER 1:5-9 //
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 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. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
The next thing that must be added to faith is temperance. Other words for it are moderation, abstinence and self control. There is need to control what one says while believing God for His Word to come to pass and without self control, moderation, this will be impossible. Num. 14:28 says “As truly as I live, “saith the lord”, as ye have spoken in mine ears so will I do to you”. There is need for self control (temperance) if the word of one’s mouth will consistently align with the Word of God. So, faith alone is not enough to experience the Word of God.
PRAYER: Pray fervently for self control / moderation in all that you do.

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