D. L. Moody from Indeed for Sep. 4, 2014, regarding focusing on spiritual growth rather than looking for spiritual shortcomings.
Looking at the wound of sin will never save anyone. What you must do is look at the remedy.
The week’s devotions are centered around 2 Peter 1:3-11, in which a series of qualities the Christian is to develop are listed. The scriptural foundation for this devotion are the following.
2 Peter 1:8 NASB For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:3-6 NASB I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, 5 in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.