By God’s Grace, Make Every Effort to be Godly
If you were to ask Peter, “How do God’s grace and human effort work together,” he would likely refer you to this passage. Here Peter insists on the necessity and importance of godly living, and describes how God’s power produces such godliness. And Peter does not set these up as a tension, but rather shows how they work together to produce a fruitful Christian life. Essentially, Peter tells us, By God’s grace, make every effort to be godly.