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Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Our Lord

March 25, 2019


Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Our Lord

The apostle Peter went through a lot of suffering  for Jesus’ sake.     And,  he did it simply because he knew Jesus Christ  as Lord and God  in his life.     Peter had traveled  for three years with Jesus  and seen many miracles performed.     But,  the most awesome miracle he ever saw  was the resurrection of Jesus.     That really transformed  Peter’s whole life.

With his transformed life,  Peter wanted  to let everyone possible know  that they,  too,  could have a changed life.     When Peter wrote to the church,  he told them  about the trials everyone would have to go through  in the end days.     Then he ended his letter  of 2 Peter,  by saying,

Grow  in the grace and knowledge  of our Lord and Savior  Jesus Christ…

God’s grace  includes all sorts of things  in our lives,  like  the gifts of faith,  hope,  and love.     These are not things that should become stagnant  in our lives.     These gifts need  to be growing constantly  during our whole lives.     As God works in our lives  from day to day,  allowing us  to face all sorts of challenges,  He is giving us opportunities  to grow.     Our troubles become tools  that lead us closer to God — when  we abide  in God  and His word.

That leads to why  Peter says  that we must also grow  in the  knowledge of our Lord and Savior  Jesus Christ.”     If we refuse to grow  in the “knowledge” of our Savior,  we are refusing  to be  blessed by Him — refusing the spiritual nutrition we need  to grow in faith,  hope,  and love.

We might exclaim,  “What?     I want to be blessed!     But,  I don’t have time  to be reading the Bible every day.”     That is no different from saying,  “I want Jesus  to give me lots of stuff,  but I don’t have time  to waste on Him.”

Something is gravely missing  in that one-sided friendship.     Truth be said,  the more we know about Jesus,  the more we will  come  to love Him — the more we will  grasp the awesomeness  of eternal life — the more content and happy we will be  in our life situation — the more we will want  to know about our Lord — the more we will enjoy  the love  of our Creator and Redeemer.

Let us walk in fellowship  with our Lord every day,  that we may partake  of His peace that passes all understanding — even during our trials and tribulations.     Then we say,  “Hallelujah!     My LORD,  You are the very best friend anyone could ever have.     Stay close to me every day  of life’s journey.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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