Effective knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Pet 1:8)

“If these things

Are yours

And are increasing

Among you,

They keep you

From being ineffective

And unfruitful

In the knowledge

Of our Lord

Jesus Christ.”

ταῦτα γὰρ ὑμῖν ὑπάρχοντα καὶ πλεονάζοντα οὐκ ἀργοὺς οὐδὲ ἀκάρπους καθίστησιν εἰς τὴν τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐπίγνωσιν·

This author said, “If these things (ταῦτα γὰρ) are yours (ὑμῖν ὑπάρχοντα) and are increasing (καὶ πλεονάζοντα) among you, they keep you from being ineffective (οὐκ ἀργοὺς) and becoming unfruitful (οὐδὲ ἀκάρπους καθίστησιν) in the (εἰς τὴν) knowledge (ἐπίγνωσιν) of our Lord (τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν) Jesus Christ (Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ).”  This author once again pointed out the importance of knowledge about Jesus Christ, their Lord.  If they were going to have these stepping stones of faith, goodness, knowledge, discipline, patience, godliness, brotherly mutual affection, and love, their knowledge of Jesus Christ would not be ineffective or unfruitful.  Just the opposite, they would be effective fruitful Christians.  Do you have an effective fruitful Christian life?

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