"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 1:5-8
Our faith is something that is always changing. We are either growing in faith or backsliding in our faith and, of course, we all want to be growing in our faith. But sometimes there are things in our lives that prevent that from happening. Is blogging one of them for you? I hope not, but some times we need to take stock of where we are and what we are doing and make sure they align with God's will.
In the verse above, 2 Peter 1:5-8, it states that we should add virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity to our faith and if we do so our faith and knowledge in the Lord will continue to grow. So I ask this question - does your blog add virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kidness, or chairty to your faith? If not, I might start questioning if your blog is a hindrance in your faith instead of a benefit.
So what do these things actually mean?
- Virtue - One who stands in the face of opposition. Strong courage.
- Knowledge - Christian knowledge or discernment of God's will
- Temperance - self-control as to one's lusts and passions
- Patience - patient endurance amidst sufferings
- Godliness - God-trusting
- Brotherly Kindness - Love one toward another
- Charity - Love towards all men
(All definitions taken from the Jamieson, Fausset & Brown Commentary on 2 Peter 1 at Blue Letter Bible.)
Only you can answer this question but I think it is one that deserves some thought and attention.
P.S. If you are unsure about God's will in regard to your blog, please join us in our weekly Prayer Meeting so that we can pray for you.