an ideal day for spiritual supplements to help our faith grow.
“The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:8 NLT
The nutritional supplement industry is massive, taking in many billions of dollars a year as we purchase vitamins, minerals, liquids, and pills with which to supplement our diets and improve our overall physical health. Nutritional supplements are also used widely to help our children grow up strong and healthy. Used wisely, these products can be very beneficial in promoting strong growth and vibrant health.
We should want our faith to grow strong and vibrant as well and if we look to Peter, we can find guidance to help us do exactly that. Peter said, “Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.” (2 Peter 1:5-7 NLT).
The list may appear long and intimidating, but look at the label of ingredients on your bottle of multi-vitamins. Our bodies require a considerable variety of nutrients to remain healthy, and so it is with our faith. There are many things needed to help it to grow, flourish, and help us be stronger in our faith.
Unlike vitamins, however, there is no pill that contains all of these “spiritual supplements.” These are things which require effort and hard work on our part. But the end result will be a Christian who is strong in faith whose knowledge will be useful to God in making others aware of the great promises He has made.
For your physical growth, go ahead and pick up your bottle of multi-vitamins. But for your spiritual growth, pick up your Bible. It contains all of the supplements your faith needs.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson