All Grace
January 15, 2013
Who Says I Can’t
January 17, 2013
All Grace
January 15, 2013
Who Says I Can’t
January 17, 2013

More Grace and Peace

The other day we looked at 2 Peter 1:2 where Paul greeted believers by saying “Grace and Peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus Christ.” Throughout this book Peter emphasizes the necessity and importance of God’s Grace in the life of believers, you and me. To understand this further, today we’ll look at some other verses in Chapter One.

Peter explains that God has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of God (1:3). You can’t know what God has provided for you unless you know God, His Word and have a personal relationship Jesus Christ. Then as you develop that relationship, your knowledge and understanding of God and what He has provided for you will grow.

Peter encourages you to receive the exceeding precious promises of God through faith; that is taking those promises as God’s personal word to you (because it is). As you do, the Word increases your faith and you continue to grow in God’s Grace. When you grow in the Word and Grace, you will understand gain further knowledge and revelation from God that will enable you to develop other Godly qualities—virtue, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, and brotherly love.

Wow! That’s a lot that you gain from simply taking the first step and believing God’s Word isn’t it? That’s growing in God’s Grace – His unmerited favor. God’s Grace covers everything you’ll ever need in this life and in the life to come.

That’s why Peter says in 2 Peter 1:8 that “if these things abide in you and abound…” you won’t be unfruitful in the knowledge of God, in knowing Him. His Grace and Peace will abound in your life. Therefore, grow in grace, and in the knowledge of your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.