2 Peter 3:18 – “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
This just means we are to continue getting to know the Lord more and more every day. Developing a knowledge of the Lord is so important, so that we can overcome the lies satan feeds us with the Truth that God’s Word provides. Having been in school for over 12 years now, I see the value in learning and educating our minds. Furthermore, if we are to grow in knowledge of academics to become successful financially, shouldn’t we pursue growing in our knowledge of God so that we may become successful spiritually?!
Colossians 1:9-10 “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God…”
It is good to remember that no matter how mature we are in our faith [ or think we are ;-) ] we’ll always have much room for growth. I love how we can never know it all! There is always something more to learn, or a new experience to go through! :) For instance, this week I researched a lot about what the Book of Acts means when they refer to Baptism in the Holy Spirit. I did this to gain a better appreciation for this concept and, as a result, my faith is increasing. Growing up I had always rushed through those parts that discuss it, not aware that there is so much more to be gained from this idea, so it was very insightful to study this a bit more. But that is a whole new devotional topic on its own that I may get to down the road ;-)
Romans 13:12 – “Let us put on the armor of light.”
If every day we find some way to draw closer to Christ, we will be prepared to stand for Truth in any and all circumstances. In light of this, may we devour God’s Word so that we will be grounded in our faith.
“I Need You More” by Kim Walker, Bethel Live