Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. —Romans 10:17
Knowing God is the key to getting the grace and the peace that we need in our lives. As 2 Peter 1:2 points out, the greater and deeper our knowledge of God, the more grace we will have. As we know God more, our ability to live a life that is pleasing to Him will increase—as will our peace during stressful circumstances.
In fact, everything that we need for living a vital, godly Christian life comes through knowing God. That intimate knowledge of God is the source for all spiritual life and power. And if we want to truly know God, then we need to pay attention to His Word. If we want peace and joy, we need to read and study the Bible.
The beginning of this new year is the perfect time to start the habit of spending regular time in God’s Word. As you open its pages and get to know the Author, your grace and peace will abound.
Make it Personal
What’s your plan to spend time reading, studying, and meditating on God’s Word throughout the coming year?