Lastly, the object of spiritual habits is God. Peter ends the verse we’re examining—and a letter about Christian growth—with praise to God. We cultivate healthy habits, because God is worthy to be known. The growth process is governed by grace, but requires our effort. Hosea said, “Let’s strive to know the Lord” (6:3). Paul urged us to “train” ourselves “in godliness” (1 Tim. 4:7). Remember the goal is to grow in your faith, not to feel less guilty. Our habits have an object—Jesus. All spiritual habits help us know and enjoy Jesus more.