Pristine Grace

Grow in Grace
by Gabe Stalnaker
Grow in Grace

"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To HIM be glory both now and for ever. Amen." - 2 Peter 3:18

    The apostle’s exhortation to us as God’s people who have been called by faith to believe on Christ is, “grow in grace.” When God‘s people “grow in grace,” they grow in the doctrine of grace.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” -  Ephesians 2: 8-9

    They grow in the object of grace – which is Christ Himself! “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” - 2 Timothy 1: 9

“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” - 2 Timothy 2: 1

    And when God‘s people "grow in grace," they grow in the practice of grace.

    Psalm 111:4 says, "…the Lord is gracious and full of compassion." And all who "grow in grace" say, “As He is, I desire to be.” True growth in grace says with David, “I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with THY likeness.” - Psalm 17: 15

    The doctrine!

    The object!

    The practice!

    “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To HIM be glory both now and for ever. Amen." - 2 Peter 3: 17,18