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Devotional - week of December 24, 2000


GROW IN GRACE

… but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18.

Not unlike all parents, one of God’s deep desires for all of his children is that they grow. How sad when we do not grow in the Lord as we should.

 

We grow in all areas of our lives as we experience grace through obeying the five commands of Romans 6:11-13. But there is such a thing as growing in more grace. That is, we can experience more grace tomorrow than we did today—and can experience more grace each day thereafter.

 

The more we experience freedom from faith in ourselves through our sufferings and through more and more the crucifixion of our flesh the more grace we experience.

 

But there is yet another way we can have more grace. In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians he wrote:

 

… made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Seated in the enthroned position is to be seated in the place of growing faith and that is a place of growing grace. There are multiple reasons that experiencing life in the enthroned position results in an increase of grace.