|The Second Book of Peter, Chapter 1
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2 Peter 1:1-21 (link) Peter writes to "all of you who share the same precious faith we have," (verse 1b, NLT) (that's all of us) regarding knowing Jesus better, and regarding his divine power that "gives us everything we need for living a godly life." (verse 3, NLT) He tells us that by applying God's promises to our lives our faith will produce a life of moral excellence, which leads to many more virtues (verses 5b-8). He warns us about those who fail to develop the virtues mentioned in those verses, how they are sight-impaired (blind or short-sighted). Next, Peter admonishes us to "work hard to prove [we're really called and chosen by God]." (verse 10a, paraphrased)
He closes this chapter with this instruction: "Pay close attention to what [the prophets] wrote, for their words are like a light shining in a dark place." (verse 19ish, NLT)
Is anyone else having trouble writing only one sentence per chapter?