Growing in Grace

Growing in Grace

The Bible calls on us to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ (2 Peter 3:18). In effect, it calls on us to take charge in the process of our growth. In my reading, the Bible seems to assume that we have some measure of influence on how we can grow. And I have seen this principle repeated in various passages of Scripture. However, when I speak about this reality to Christians, some of them quickly respond that spiritual growth is something that is not in their sphere of influence; it is God’s doing all the way. They immediately warn me to be careful not to take on God’s role of influence but rather to know my limits. They even challenge the spirit of this principle and instead advocate for prayers aimed at asking God to make them grow in grace and in the...

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