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2 Peter 1:2: May Grace And Peace Be Multiplied To You In The Knowledge Of God And Of Jesus Our Lord.

2 Peter 1:2
[2] May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (ESV)

We love the concepts of grace and peace. Grace is the unmerited favor of God to us who believe. Having more and more of God's grace in our lives leads to greater blessing. We will never reach a point where we feel like we have had enough of God's grace in our lives. Of course, one of the reasons that we need more of God's grace is that we should be agents of that grace, giving it out to those around us.

Peace is another quality that we cannot get enough of. The devil is constantly trying to undermine the peace that we have received from God. Peace is one of the fruit of the Spirit that we all ought to possess in some quantity. When Satan tries to overwhelm us with fear and anxiety, we need the Lord to give us more of his peace. We can be reminded that we have peace with God, and the peace of God.

The question that comes to mind is, "How do I know more of the grace and peace that comes from God?" The Apostle Peter tells us that we find these things in the knowledge of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ. There are many "Christians" who claim that all they need to know about God can be summed up in one verse, or one section of Scripture. It is as if God included a lot of unnecessary words in the Bible.

This mentality of only holding to a limited knowledge of God is not a proper perspective for the believer in Jesus Christ. Grace and peace is multiplied to us in the knowledge of God. Where does that knowledge come from? God has perfectly revealed himself to us in the text of his holy Word. We need all of this knowledge, not some of it. We should be daily growing in our knowledge of God, through the Bible.

Are you limited in your knowledge of God? What plans can you make to become more informed? Do you have someone that you know who will help you to be more faithful in growing in the knowledge of God? I pray that you do.