And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 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 3:15-18)
(2 Peter 3:15-18)
Today’s Morsel: I planted a tomato plant this summer and it is growing quite well. The first one didn’t make it. One year I planted some tomato plants and when they produced tomatoes, they were so big. And the stems were huge. I said to my wife, “I’ve never seen tomatoes that big and with such huge stems.” She said, “It must be the Miracle Grow I gave them." All I could do was laugh. Peter said that we should grow in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Do you know more about God’s grace than you did yesterday? Do you know about Him and who He is? What does His word speak to you when you read it? To grow in Christ is being able to see how His word applies to your life and then doing it. Job said, “The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger” (Job 17:9). Daniel said, “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits” (Daniel 11:32). Do you know Him? Have you taken hold of His way? Are your hands clean? If you obey God’s word, you will see that it has in it the real ingredients for you to grow.
Sing: Do you know the man, the man from Galilee? He made the lame man walk again and caused the blind to see. Some said He was a carpenter, others said He was a fraud, but I say He’s my Jesus, the One who died for me.
Thought For Today: The miracle to grow is in the word.