The word grace is perhaps the most controversial word in the history and development of Christian theology. It is also one of the most famous words in Christian hymnology, where it is described as “Amazing Grace.” We often refer to grace as the “unmerited favour of God.” This is a true statement as it stands, but grace never stops with God; it is dynamic, not static. The Bible speaks of grace as something that grows in the Christian (Ephesians 3:8) and in which the Christian grows (2 Peter 3:18). It is this growth in grace that brings peace to the Christian. There is no peace for the unbeliever outside of the grace of God, and there is no peace in the believer without growth in grace. It is the favour of God through Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit—this is grace and peace.
Reading: “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”—Philippians 1:2