Seeds of Truth – 2 Peter 1:5-7

…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.

2 Peter 1:5-7, NIV (1984)

This verse talks about the character qualities that grow in us as we grow in the Lord. The more we get to know Him, the more His character becomes our character. We grow through reading His Word, challenges from the Holy Spirit, relationships and trials. How has God helped you grow in faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, kindness and love? What struggles and joys have you faced in each of these qualities?

How can you use this verse in your writing?

  • What personal stories can you tell? What takeaway value can you give your readers?
  • What insights and tips can you offer?
  • How can you use this verse in a devotion?
  • How can you use this verse in fiction? How can you show your characters growing in these qualities?
  • How can this verse inspire your poetry?
  • Who embodies this verse? Can you interview them?
  • How can you use this verse in writing for children?
  • How can you apply this verse to marriage? To parenting? To friendships? To singleness? To work? To health?

Posted on December 18, 2013, in Bible, family relationships, fiction, health, illness, inspiration, inspiring Bible verses, interview, marriage, nonfiction, parenting, poetry, singleness, writer's life, writing, writing ideas, writing prompt and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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