Devotional Bible Study: Grow In Grace| 2 Peter 3:18.
Welcome to Day 7. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. This short devotional is based on 2 Peter 3:18.
Read 2 Peter 3:18
"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen."
We will be discussing what does it mean to grow in grace, especially growing in grace and knowledge of God.
The second book of Peter was written to people who either did not know the truth of God or were just beginning their journey in the Christian life. You will find lots of encouraging advice on growing in your walk with God through the two books written by the Apostle Peter.
The Apostle Peter (also known as Saint Peter, Simon Peter, and Cephas) was one of the 12 main disciples of Jesus Christ, and along with James and John, he was one of Jesus’ closest companions. After the resurrection, Peter became one of the most influential Christian leaders in the first century.
After spending so much quality time with Jesus, Peter has a lot of learned 'heart knowledge' to teach us how to grow in grace!
God has a unique plan for your life, that only you can fulfill.
So would you like to experience the fullness and blessing of growing in the knowledge of Jesus in your life? If your answer is yes, keep on reading.
We discussed yesterday's devotional on Romans 11:6 that grace alone means that God loves, forgives, and saves us not because of who we are or what we do, but because of the work that Jesus did on the cross. Our best efforts will never be good enough to earn salvation. But God declares us righteous once we activate our faith muscle and choose to believe that Jesus died on the cross and that His blood covers our sin.
Once we understand grace, we must grow and learn how to receive God's grace and then use it in all the different situations that we encounter in our lives.
Growing In Grace
To grow in grace is to mature as a Christian. We grow in grace by reading God’s Word and letting it “dwell in us richly” (Colossians 3:16) and by praying.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."
Maturing in our Christian life is not about what we do, but about what God does in us, by His grace.
We read a few days ago in our devotional on Hebrews 4:16 that we can fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace that is full of God's unmerited favor to us (as sinners, not perfect in any way!) so that we may receive mercy for our failures and receive God's grace to help us correct those failures and have God's help with all our daily living needs.
So do that! Call out to God and ask Him to help you with all the decisions that you have to make. Listen for His direction in the choices that you make that will lead you on the unique plan that God has for your life.
Peter tells us that we need to grow in our knowledge of Jesus and to have that intimate relationship with Him because the more we know of Him, the more of Him will be seen in our lives as we are transformed into His likeness.
Growing in grace can be painful at times. God walks with us through every situation that we find ourselves in. He promises to give us His grace to grow through what we go through. We will receive His grace in situations that are difficult or even impossible to endure. We just have to put our faith and trust in Him.
Today's devotional is based on 2 Peter 3:18 which is from our 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 30 scriptures about God's grace in the Resource Library. It has the bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook. Today, consider the following questions prayerfully:
Are you struggling with something right now in your life?
Put your faith and trust in God and invite Him to pour out His amazing grace in your situation. What is God saying to you through this verse? What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with? Write out your prayer request. What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings! Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart. Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our grace bible verse for today, 2 Peter 3:18.
We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. You can chat with God throughout the day! Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying
2 Peter 3:18.
Thank you Father for Your amazing grace. Help me to grow in my knowledge of Jesus more and more with every passing day. Enable me to comprehend what Your word in the Bible means and fill me with a passion to want to spend more time with you, talking with you, and growing in Your presence. Most of all increase my faith and trust in You and expectation of Your grace to be evident in every one of my situations Amen.
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