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Grow in the What?

September 23, 2020

 Grow in the grace and knowledge

of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.

2nd Peter 3:18

John Piper, a Reformed brother of ours in Christ, says this —

The contrast between verses 17 and 18 is between, on the one hand, a tree which does not grow and so loses its stability in the earth and is blown over by a wind of false teaching and dies, and, on the other hand (v. 18), a tree which keeps its roots planted in God’s grace and so grows and stays healthy and stable and does not get blown over by false teaching.

— I’d echo that, and point you to Psalm 1’s image —

 You thrill to God’s Word,
    you chew on Scripture day and night.

You’re a tree replanted in Eden,
    bearing fresh fruit every month,

Never dropping a leaf,
    always in blossom.


— Such is the starting point for us to Grow in the grace and knowledge of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. (— 2nd Peter 3:18)

So I ask you: what’s your plan for reading and studying your Bible this fall?

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