Daily Devotional: Day 50
“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord” (2 Peter 1:2, KJV).
When you got saved, God gave you a standing in his grace and blessed you with his peace. In Romans 5:1-2, the Bible says, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand . . ..” The peace the Bible talks about in this context is the peace resulting from us being reconciled with God through the blood of Jesus. It’s the peace we have from knowing that God has declared and made us righteous before him – as a gift. Notice that in today’s Scripture from 2 Peter, the Apostle prays that grace and peace be multiplied unto the Christians to whom he wrote. It’s a fact that God can and does multiply his gifts. He is a God of increase. He has already blessed you; yet, he can bless you more and more.
Let’s now turn to the part where Peter connects knowledge to grace and peace. There are different Greek words in the New Testament that can be translated “knowledge.” The one used in 2 Peter 1:2 is the Greek word epignosis. It means full, complete and precise knowledge. Of the New Testament writers, only Paul and Peter use this Greek word. The point here is that God wants you to have a correct knowledge of him and Jesus Christ. This knowledge will multiply grace and peace in your life. Your growth as a Christian depends, in part, on having a correct understanding of who God is and your place in his heart. As you get to know Jesus and the Father, grace and peace shall be multiplied unto you.
Dear Father, thank you for saving me. Thank you for declaring and making me righteous before you. Enlighten the eyes of my understanding, that I may know you more. And as I know you more, let your grace and peace abound in my life. In the Name of Jesus. Amen.
For further study: Ephesians 1:1-23