Ezekiel 40—41, 2 Peter 3 * Key Verse: 2 Peter 3:18
Have you noticed how some things just naturally go together? Like bacon and eggs. Batman and Robin. Peanut butter and jelly. That’s true in the Bible too. Adam and Eve. David and Goliath. Priscilla and Aquila.
The last verse of 2 Peter highlights one of these biblical dynamic duos—grace and knowledge. Peter says, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (v. 18).
Growing in knowledge requires the discipline to find a time and a place, and then to focus on a plan to get to know God better through His Word. Growing in a knowledge of God. means both understanding what He did for us and what He wants us to do. It means applying the Word to our lives daily.
Growing in grace also requires time in the Word. It means growing in the graces that become a Christian, like brotherly kindness and love. You can read about some of these graces in the first chapter of 2 Peter.
Grace and knowledge. We need to grow in them every day. We get both from Gods Word, It’s a daily double that will make a difference in your day.
“Lord, help me to find the time and place and discipline myself to read Your Word each day and thus grow both in Your grace and in Your knowledge. And may others around me sense that I’ve been with You and my life is different as a result.”
Woodrow Kroll & Tony beckett