2 Peter 1:2 - God's Kindness And Peace Can Be Yours.

2 Pet.1:2: God's Kindness And Peace Can Be Yours.

2 Pet 1:2 (TLB) Do you want more and more of God's kindness and 
peace? Then learn to know him better and better. 

Grace and peace are multiplied to the Christian, they increase 
more and more, as he comes to know Jesus Christ better and better.  
The better we know Jesus, the greater the wonder of grace, and the 
more real our experience of the peace which passeth all 
understanding.  [Barclay] 

Knowledge of Christ is personal acquaintance with Christ; it is 
knowing Him as a person and entering day by day into a closer and more 
intimate relationship with Him.  [Barclay] 

Many believers want an abundance of God's grace and peace, but 
they are unwilling to put forth the effort to get to know him better 
through Bible study and prayer. To enjoy the privileges God offers us 
freely, we have "the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." [Life 
Application SB] 

Do you want more and more of God's kindness and peace?  Then 
learn to know him better and better.  For as you know him better, he 
will give you, through his great power, everything you need for 
living a truly good life: he even shares his own glory and his own 
goodness with us!  And by that same mighty power he has given us all the 
other rich and wonderful blessings he promised; for instance, the 
promise to save us from the lust and rottenness all-round us and to give 
us his own character.  But to obtain these gifts, you need more 
than faith; you must also work hard to be good, and even that is not 
enough.  For then you must learn to know God better and discover what he 
wants you to do.  Next, learn to put aside your own desires 
(self-control) so that you will become patient and godly, gladly letting God 
have his way with you.  This will make possible the next step, which 
is for you to enjoy other people and to like them, and finally you 
will grow to love them deeply.  Self-control is something that comes 
as we grow progressively closer to God.  Taking one step at a time, 
one day at a time, God will give us his own character, including 
self-control.  [Life Recovery SB] 

Power for the present (1-11). When you trusted Christ, He gave 
you all that you need for life and godliness. All you have to do is 
to appropriate what you need from His resources. His Word feeds the 
divine nature within, and you can grow in knowledge and in grace. This 
is not automatic; you must be diligent to use the means of grace 
that God has provided. [Chapter by Chapter Bible Commentary by Warren 
Wiersbe re 2Pe.1:2, 3]