1 Peter 1:1-2
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,…
What should we do that grace and peace might be multiplied?
1. Be sure his true grace, else it will never increase.
2. Thou must increase in meekness and humility (James 4:8; Psalm 36:6, 11).
3. If thou wouldst have thy grace and peace increase, thou must be constant in the use of all the ordinances of God. As thou measureth to God in the means, so will God measure to thee in the success: thou must be much in hearing.
4. Thou must not perplex thy heart with the cares of this life, but in all things go to God by prayer, and cast all thy care upon Him (Philippians 4:6, 7).
5. Thou must be resolved upon it to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live righteously and religiously and soberly in this present world, else thou canst never meet with true peace.This likewise may be comfortable to a poor Christian, and that two ways.
1. First, If he consider that grace is not given all at once but by degrees, and therefore he must not be discouraged, though he have many wants.
2. Secondly, If he consider the bountifulness of God to all that seek grace and peace, it may be had in abundance.
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