Your Grace Finds Me

 

 

I love to listen to contemporary Christian music while driving in my car. The Message on XM satellite radio often has great playlists. During my ride to Long Beach this past Friday, I heard Matt Redman’s beautiful song entitled, “Your Grace Finds Me.” Driving back home later that evening, that song came on again! I found myself singing along in the car, worshiping God as I drove down the freeway back to my home.

Today, within the comment section of my previous post on the phenomenon of a tetrad of Blood Moons occurring on Jewish feasts over the next year and a half, I found myself thinking of this song once again. It came to mind as I was reading a commentary written by David Guzik on the study of 2 Peter 2.

The following excerpt reminded me of Redman’s song:

4. (17-18) Conclusion.

You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

a. Since you know this beforehand: We, who know of the Day of the Lord and await it with patient expectation, must persevere lest we fall from your own steadfastness. We must take care to keep abiding in Jesus.

i. “In order that they might know how to stand, and to be preserved from falling, he gave them this direction: ‘grow in grace;’ for the way to stand is to grow; the way to be steadfast is to go forward. There is no standing except by progression.” (Spurgeon)

b. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: We prevent a fall from your own steadfastness by a continual growth in grace and knowledge of Jesus.

i. Grace is not merely the way God draws us to Him in the beginning. It is also the way we grow and stay in our steadfastness. We can never grow apart from the grace and knowledge of our Lord, and we never grow out of God’s grace.

[Note: Unfortunately, You tube will not allow the embedding of the video here so the link to watch it on the You Tube site is below: 

 

http://youtu.be/hmFJkGEv3Lw

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Guzik wrote:

iii. We must also grow in our knowledge of Jesus Christ. This means knowing more about Jesus, but more importantly, knowing Jesus in a personal relationship.

c. To Him be the glory: When we are this ready and this steadfast in the grace and knowledge of our Lord, it gives God glory.

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