2 Peter 3:18
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
Spiritual growth is an ongoing process of becoming more like the Lord JESUS. As we grow more in grace, the more we mature in the faith and change into the beautiful image and likeness of the Lord JESUS. Just as we need physical exercise and nourishing food for our bodies to grow and develop, so also we need spiritual exercise to mature in the faith. We need the milk and meat of the Word, we need more knowledge to become strong in CHRIST and carry out the work that GOD has prepared for us to do. —This only happens when we walk in the SPIRIT and in the truth of GOD’s Word, submitted to the guidance of the HOLY SPIRIT who by grace is conforming us into the likeness of JESUS CHRIST as we die to self and live to honor and serve Him.
That’s when knowledge is good!
LORD GOD, thank You for Your grace that takes us deeper in our knowledge of CHRIST JESUS. our Savior and LORD. We thank You for the work of the HOLY SPIRIT in our lives. Grant that we will constantly honor You by increasingly growing in the grace and knowledge of JESUS CHRIST.
In His Name we pray. Amen.
Pastor Wally & Sister Mattie