Being Like God

God wants us to be like Him. In our Bible Reading today, Peter tells us that Jesus has given us some wonderful gifts. With these gifts we “can share in being like God” (verse 4b). Because we have these gifts, we “will escape the ruin that comes to people in the world because of the evil things they want” (verse 4b).
Then Peter says that we should add these things to our lives: faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, patience, devotion to God, kindness and love. If these things are growing in our lives, we “will never fail to be useful to God” (verse 8b).
How can we add these things to our lives? Every day we should look for ways to do good things for other people, to control ourselves when we are tempted to do something wrong, to be patient with other people and to be kind and loving.
I want to do these things and be like God. I hope you want to be like God, too!