Reflections: Imagine a dance routine with only one dance move in it. Pretty boring, right? Not only boring, but it may hinder the ability of viewers to see the potential for elegance and beauty within the performer. Now imagine a choir with only one voice…but the aim of the choir is to achieve beautiful harmony, and in that harmony, the purpose of the choir is realised. Peter here is advocating seven graces, graces that which when blended in union, display beauty and evoke splendour. The Greek word Peter uses in vs 5 is ‘epichoregeo’, from which the English language gets the word ‘choreography’. In order to achieve spiritual transformation, Scripture tells us that we must pursue growth and harmony within the spiritual qualities, and that this is an imperative for Christian living as Peter demonstrates when he encourages believers to ‘make every effort!”
Question: What spiritual qualities are you exemplifying, and which do you need to add, in order to achieve harmony within your soul and the Holy Spirit?
Prayer: Holy Spirit help me to add to my faith; virtue, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly-affection and love so that I may sing and play in harmony with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show me what I need to grow in as I pursue you. Amen.