2 Peter 1:
10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

DILIGENCE - steadfast application, a constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken, zeal

Psalms 1 is one of my favorite passages of scripture. I know that if I heed the
instruction within this passage I will be all God says I will be. I don't walk in the counsel of the ungodly, I don't stand in the way with sinners. I don't sit in the seat of the scornful. My delight is in the law of the Lord and I meditate in His
Word. I am a tree planted by the rivers of water. I always bring forth fruit in my
season, my leaf does not wither and whatever I do prospers. The Lord knows my
way. The Lord directs my paths.

Psalms 1:1-6
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth
in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day
and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth
his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth
shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the
congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly
shall perish.

By reading and meditating in the word of God we renew our minds and are transformed by that renewing. There are many things available to us when we read, study and meditate in God's word. We have to have all diligence in preparation of what God has called us to do. A few scriptures below will establish this truth.

Romans 12:2
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of
your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will
of God.

1 Peter 1:
13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for
the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

Isaiah 26:3
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he
trusteth in thee.

By girding up the loins of our minds we will be fixed and established, immoveable.

FIXED - A verb meaning to set up, to make firm, to establish, to prepare.

The primary action of this verb is to cause to stand in an upright position, and thus the word also means fixed or steadfast. It signifies the action of setting in place or erecting an object to be firmly established.

Psalms 57:7
7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

Psalms 112: 1, 7
1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth
greatly in his commandments.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Until next time, KEEP THE FAITH !!!!!!!

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