|Same but Different|
2 Peter 1:2-4 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
I am not going to steal, because I don’t want to go to jail, so I control that impulse to do wrong. The fear of punishment keeps me in control.
Separation from God is the worst happening. Jesus cried in anguish when God could not look at Jesus because the sins of the world were placed on Him.
The shedding of blood was necessary according to the laws set up in the beginning. God shed innocent blood to clothe Adam and Eve with skins.
2 Peter 1:5-7 For this very reason, 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, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.