1:10 calling and election sure. This divine call and election in no way are contingent on human effort, either to obtain salvation or to retain salvation. See notes on I Peter 1:2-5. The addition of these Christian graces is the natural outgrowth of the divine nature of which we partake; if they are not being cultivated, there is cause for examining the reality of our professed faith to be sure that we truly are trusting in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Note also II Corinthians 13:5.