Productive Knowledge

“For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 2 Peter 1:8

Productivity is a term all workplace believers can relate to.  Without productivity, we do not prosper our company, we do not deliver goods and services, and we do not achieve goals, we do not prosper ourselves.  There are many things in our work lives that can make us unproductive.  Without discipline, we can easily become distracted; without knowledge, we don’t understand the most efficient path to productivity.  The same is true in our walk with God.

The apostle Peter told us we could become knowledgeable of Jesus, but fail to be effective and productive in our relationship with Him. We are a society with great knowledge, but our comparable scale of productivity from that knowledge is weighted to the knowledge side. The apostle Peter told us there is a solution to this dilemma.

For this very reason, we are to make every effort to add to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:5-8).

Is your Christian experience filled with knowledge, but little power? Is there staleness in your walk with God? Is there unrest in your soul? It may be due to a need to develop character only the Holy Spirit can develop out of an obedient heart. Ask the Lord today to add these qualities to your faith so that you can be productive as a soldier of Jesus Christ.

Portions reprinted by permission from Os Hillman. Copyright ©2000  http://www.MarketplaceLeaders.org

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