Today's encouragement comes from 2 Peter 1:2, where we find these won-derful words:
"Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord . . . "
To have grace and peace *multiplied* to our souls is a very blessed thing. God does not only "add," or "drip" His good gifts onto His churched children (a little at a time)—but He multiplies them. And notice how He does this: in our knowledge of Him, and of His Son Jesus.
If we know God in and through Christ, we will have grace and peace. The more we know Him, the greater the levels of these things we will enjoy—though they come accompanied with trouble and difficulty. No matter what challenges we face today, let us take encouragement from our Father's abundant provisions of "grace and peace" in our Lord Jesus Christ.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Upon this reconciliation with God, you and God come to have common friends and common enemies.” —Jeremiah Bur-roughs, in, "Gospel Reconciliation"]