Therefore, brothers and sisters, be all the more eager to confirm your call and election, for if you do this, you will never stumble. [2Peter 1:10 NRSV]
I made my confirmation in the Episcopal church when I was about thirteen. It was similar to how young Jewish boys celebrate their Bar Mitzvah. Yet the confirmation that Peter writes about here is a bit different in that it speaks to what James writes to us about showing your faith by the way that you live your life.
This to me is the heart of what it means to be a person of faith. Each day we are called to confirm the call that God has on our lives. In moments of trial and suffering our faith is being tried and tested. And perhaps, in the end, confirmation is more about conformation to the image of Jesus than anything else?
Conform me Lord. To the image that I see of your Son in the gospels. I am eager to confirm your call.
... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on the epistles of Peter.