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Growing In Grace and Knowlege !!!!!!

04 Jan

January 4

Growing in Grace & Knowledge

2 Peter 3:18

“Grow in grace”–not in one grace only, but in all grace. Grow in that root-grace, faith. Believe the promises more firmly than you have done. Let faith increase in fullness, constancy, simplicity. Grow also in love. Ask that your love may become extended, more intense, more practical, influencing every thought, word, and deed. Grow likewise in humility. Seek to lie very low and know more of your own nothingness. As you grow downward in humility, seek also to grow upward–having nearer approaches to God in prayer and more intimate fellowship with Jesus. May God the Holy Spirit enable you to “grow in . . . the knowledge of our Lord and Savior.”

He who grows not in the knowledge of Jesus, refuses to be blessed. To know Him is “life eternal,” and to advance in the knowledge of Him is to increase in happiness. He who does not long to know more of Christ, knows nothing of Him yet. Whoever has sipped this wine will thirst for more, for although Christ does satisfy, yet it is such a satisfaction that the appetite is not choked, but whetted. If you know the love of Jesus as the hart pants for the water-brooks, so will you pant after deeper draughts of His love. If you do not desire to know Him better, then you love Him not, for love always cries, “Nearer, nearer.” Absence from Christ is hell; but the presence of Jesus is heaven.

Do not rest content without an increasing acquaintance with Jesus. Seek to know more of Him in His divine nature, in His human relationship, in His finished work, in His death, in His resurrection, in His present glorious intercession, and in His future royal advent. Live close to the Cross, and search the mystery of His wounds. An increase of love to Jesus and a more perfect apprehension of His love to us is one of the best tests of growth in grace.

From Truth For Life Daily by Alistair Begg.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2015 in Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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12 responses to “Growing In Grace and Knowlege !!!!!!

  1. Karen Pickering

    January 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Another good post. Thanks Levi. (Have you seen that movie with Alistair Begg in it? He plays a golf pro.)

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 4, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks. No i didnt even know about it. I will look it up. My wife and i saw “Unbroken” Friday night. You simply must see it.

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      • Karen Pickering

        January 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm

        Thanks for the suggestion. It sounded interesting.

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  2. bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

    January 4, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Levi, The love and grace is so real…..I can’t understand why the lost run from as I run towards….Why don’t they see?

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 5, 2015 at 8:01 am

      They are blind. Until the Holy Spirit opens their eyes and convicts their hearts there will be no change. Hope all is well, Bill. Have a great day.

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  3. peggywright

    January 5, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I like Alistair Begg, also

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 5, 2015 at 8:52 am

      He’s very good i think and since i have no time to write posts now i thought i would post him. I was going to stop blogging entirely. Have a great day, Peggy.

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  4. ropheka

    January 5, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Growing in Christ is a daily journey. Sometimes the journey is easy some times hard. It is in the hard that He reveals so much of Himself to us

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 5, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      I agree. Today is not one of the easier ones. Lol.

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  5. SLIMJIM

    January 6, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I love 2 Peter 1 as it reminds me that grace didn’t just end with justification but continues with our sanctification!

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  6. jameslantern

    January 8, 2015 at 6:34 am

     
  7. tellthetruth1

    January 14, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Reblogged this on The love of God and commented:
    “If you do not desire to know Him better, then you love Him not, for love always cries, “Nearer, nearer.” Absence from Christ is hell; but the presence of Jesus is heaven.”

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