Keys for partaking in God's Nature

The Apostle Peter gives to each of us some keys for sharing God’s nature with ourselves. These characteristics are to be added to our life since they do not come naturally. In other words, it takes effort on our part.

“Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge; and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness; and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these qualities is blind or shortsighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. Therefore, brethren to make certain about his calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.”
11 Peter 1:5-11

If you add these qualities to your faith, you will be useful and produce a fruitful life for our Lord. If you practice these things you will never stumble, and in this way a heavenly home will be yours.

But on the other hand, if you do not add these qualities to your life, you are blind or at least short-sighted, forgetting the great blessing of forgiveness our Lord has provided to you; in other words, useless and unfruitful with no promised heavenly home. It’s up to you! Deal or no Deal!