Practical Living through Biblical Principles

The Growth Chart

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By Pastor Brenda Gray
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

While children grow physically as a natural part of life, there is another kind of growth that happens with some effort-our spiritual growth in Christ likeness. Peter encouraged believers to “grow in the grace and knowledge” of Jesus. He said that maturing in our faith prepares us for Christ’s return.

The Apostle wanted Jesus to come back and find believers living in peace and righteousness. Peter viewed spiritual growth as a defense against teaching that incorrectly interprets God’s Word and leads people astray.

Something to think about: Even when we feel discouraged and disconnected from God, we can remember that He will help us advance in our faith by making us more like His Son. His Word assures us that “He who has begun a good work in us will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Prayer starter: Father in the name of Jesus, I invite your Holy Spirit to mold me into the person you want me to be. Empower me to keep reaching for the holiness that I see in Jesus…

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