Have you ever watched athletes train? Their persistence, intentionality, and discipline gives them the ability to perform successfully under intense pressure.
In Peter’s second letter, he urges us not to be complacent in our walk with Jesus, but to be like an athlete running a race. He stresses the importance of growing in our faith by studying Scripture.
Scripture is one of the most powerful training tools, measuring sticks and defense weapons we have in this life. When we look back at past promises made by God we are able to remember and trust that He is a promise maker and a promise keeper.
As Christians, when we face times of testing we can know God blesses our past preparation, gives us the power to overcome with His Truth, and we can look forward with hope to the second coming of Christ. Studying Scripture builds a solid foundation of faith that will help us stand firm when times of testing come and the pressure is on.