Verse 2 May GOD bless you with His special favor and wonderful peace as you come to know Jesus, our GOD and LORD, better and better.
Special favor and wonderful peace. These are here for you today. These are here for me today.
Verse 5 So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life.
Jesus’ part is grace and peace. The Holy Spirit’s part is power and counsel. Your and my part is discipline and diligence.
Verse 10 So dear friends, work hard to prove that you really are among those GOD has called and chosen. Doing this, you will never stumble or fall away.