"Grow in grace"--not in one grace, but in all grace. Grow in that root-grace, faith. Believe in the promises more firmly than you have done. Let faith increase in fullness, constancy, simplicity. Grow also in love. Ask that your love may become extended, more intense, more practical, influencing every thought, word, and deed. Grow likewise in humility. Seek to lie very low and know more of your own nothingness. As you grow downward in humility, seek also to grow upward--having nearer approaches to God in prayer and more intimate fellowship with Jesus. May God the Holy Spirit enable you to "grow in . . . the knowledge of our Lord and Savior." He who grows not in the knowledge of Jesus, refuses to be blessed. To know Him is "life eternal," and to advance in the knowledge of Him is to increase in happiness.
- Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening (Crossway, 2003)
Friday, January 04, 2008
Grow in Grace
"Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." - 2 Peter 3:18