May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.”
2 Peter 1:2 NLT
Peter speaks a blessing of grace and peace to the fellow believers as they grow in their understanding of the Lord. Are you growing in your understanding of God? Do you really know who Jesus is? The greater you understand Him, the better you understand God. God's grace is poured out upon us in the person of Jesus Christ. The more we learn about our matchless Lord, the more we understand life and how it is to be lived. It is through God's grace that we even get to know Him. It is His grace that refused to leave us in our sin sick condition and foreordained a plan of salvation even before the world began (see I Peter 1:20; Revelation 13:8). God is truly amazing! No wonder John Newton was inspired to write the classic Christian song "Amazing Grace". John was a wicked, vile, filthy mouth slave runner until he met Jesus. His life was radically changed by the power of God's grace in Christ. He later became a pastor and had influence upon a man named William Wilberforce (this is depicted in the 2006 movie "Amazing Grace" - a must watch). William Wilberforce became an Evangelical Christian in 1785 and used his political position in the British Parliament to reform his world for the cause of Christ. He helped bring about the end of the slave trade. Wow! What the power of Jesus can do!!! O how I pray that every politician and constituent in America, and every human on earth, would come to know the God of grace through Jesus Christ. Truly knowing Christ helps us see life clearly and fully. His grace continues to grow in our hearts. Grace has brought us safe thus far. Grace will lead us home. It behoves us to get to know Him more and more by grace. We are so much more than pew sitters and religious affiliates. We are the children of the Most High. Lets act like it!! Peter finishes 2 Peter with this statement “Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen.”
2 Peter 3:18 NLT
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Rev. Curtis Norris