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“And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;” II Peter 1:6. Godliness is a significant term in the Christian faith. While the expression also refers to the divinity of God, godliness in the Bible is mainly used to describe a positive way of life influenced by God, and inspired reflection in the tenets of the Christian faith. Our greatest desire should be to be more like Jesus. He set us an example during His time here on earth. He was God manifest in flesh, but He still was tempted in all points the same as we…

“And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;” II Peter 1:6 “Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can; seldom found in woman, and never found in man.” This little verse may be funny, but not completely true. My husband was one of the most patient persons that I have ever known and helped to keep me on track. Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. Most of us struggle with this attribute. We all want to possess patience, but we want it without having…

“And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; II Peter 1:6 The third step in our journey towards becoming more like Jesus is temperance. Just what does that word mean to us? In the 19th and early 20th centuries, one of the larges and most influential women’s groups in our country was a movement called the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. It was a social and political campaign advocating moderation or total abstinence from alcohol, prompted by the belief that drink was responsible for many of society’s ills. I wonder how many of these women would feel…