2 Peter 3:18 - Growing in Grace.

2 Pet 3:18 (KJV)  But [grow in grace, and in the knowledge of
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.] To him be glory both now and for
ever. Amen.

2 Pet 3:18 (TLB)  But grow in spiritual strength and become
better acquainted with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be all
glory and splendid honor, both now and forevermore. Good-bye. Peter

Peter is exhorting believers that the Day of the Lord was not
far off, when great judgment would come to the earth.  He goes on to
say that Paul had also written in a similar vein.  Then Peter notes
that some of Paul's inspired writing is difficult to understand, and
says that unprincipled men twist the meaning. Beware of those persons
who will take Scripture out of context. Most don't do it purposely;
some do.  Both are dangerous.  Their arguments can be seductive.  Our
"safe foothold" is in the grace of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ,
who has provided us with the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. We are
to grow in that grace; but since grace is God's unmerited favor,
how do we grow in it?  In part by feeding on the Word which enables
us to grow in knowledge of our God; that knowledge enables us to
make choices that please Him. If something sounds wrong, check
Scripture and so grow in grace.  [IN HIS TIME; WALK WITH WISDOM]