Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus

Jesus Centered Bible – questions and answers category goes through the questions given throughout the New Testament of the Bible I use and I give my answers and thoughts. Always, feel free to comment your thoughts and your own answers to these questions!

The question

In your life, what has caused you to “grow in the grace and knowledge” of Jesus? Referenced in 2 Peter 3:18.

The answer

I love this song and it’s a reminder to us that we tend to get busy and lose sight of the importance of knowing God on a personal level. He’s not like a CEO in a huge company you never see probably, one who never knows your name, isn’t friendly or easily approachable. God is so much more than we can imagine – if we just get a glimpse, how amazing is that?

For me, I think just maturing as an individual has helped me want to grow in my knowledge which then results in a more “Christian” lifestyle. I’ve had influences by my very best friends and my church family. I thank God for providing a group of people who love me and care about not only me but my spiritual growth and maturity.

I’ve been in the word more and the more I read, the more I want to read and the more I want to know Jesus, the kind of man He was which gives us an example of who our Father is! The assumption is that if you spend more time with Jesus and God’s Word, you’ll be more like Him.

The past few years I’ve grown closer to God, not because anything happened that I can remember, but I became more involved in church activities – especially when I could drive myself places when I finally got my license… I felt convicted to change things in my life that I was beginning to see were not Jesus-centered. This along with my maturing and Godly community, I’ve been able to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ.

Rather you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen.

2 Peter 3:18

So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

2 Corinthians 5:16-17

When we’re born again, it’s not that everything is flipped and we know everything and we follow Jesus perfectly. No, we have to always be growing in our faith. There’s always more to learn, experience and endure with God by our side. Why would we stop?

I have a few questions below just for you to think about.

What in your life is preventing you from growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord?

What habit could you be doing to improve your growth spiritually?

Have you been at a stand still in your faith?

What are your thoughts on this?

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