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2 Peter 1:2 – theunfetteredpreacher
December 14, 2015

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2 Peter 1:2
“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,”

“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you”
Grace, Gods unmerited Mercy and Favor is the typical explanation of its meaning, but looking from its first mention:

“Noah found Grace in the sight of the Lord”

To Paul and sin and Grace is sufficient, I believe we could substitute Salvation for Grace in many places.

Peace, is the Peace of God in the midst of our problems, strife of life, hurts and bad health. It is the “Peace that passes understanding.”

Multiplied. …really?

“through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,”

The Knowledge of God and Jesus:
Knowledge” is an important theme in 2 Peter (related words occur eleven times);
the fundamental saving knowledge of God gained in conversion (1:2, 3, 8; 2:20).

:3b
“through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:”
Knowledge of Him calls us to Glory, (Biblically explained as abundance, wealth, land, blessings), as our lives glorify God, by our obedience, virtue, Praise and Prayer he gives us Glory.

:8
“ if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
He has just given us a list, that is vary close to matching the Fruit of the Spirit, and told us to increase in these is Knowledge.

2:20a
“if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, “
This Knowledge will help us escape the sin and shame of the world. (Lord help me gain this Knowledge).

Knowledge of God and of Jesus are connected because God is known savingly only in and through Jesus Christ.

Matt. 11:27
“All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.”

The Lord wants us to know Him.

Hosea 4:1
King James Version (KJV)
“Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.”

Hosea 6:6
King James Version (KJV)
“For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.”

Through out the Old Testament, the Lord is looking for a people who will “Walk with Him.”

The Lord only found a few, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David to name a few of the few.

He wants us to walk worthy :
Colossians 1:10
King James Version (KJV)
“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;”

2 Corinthians 10:5
King James Version (KJV)
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

What a Blessing if we were to learn, come to understand the Knowledge of God and Christ.
Romans 11:33
King James Version (KJV)
“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”

Beware:
1 Corinthians 15:34
King James Version (KJV)
“Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”

It is a shame if people can’t see the Jesus, alive and well in our lives.

2 Peter 1:2
“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,”

Lord, I pray for opened eyes and hearts for the truth of Your Word.

Thanks for visiting, come back soon.
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