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“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen”


of [source] our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The word “of” carries the idea of source. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the source of “grace” and “knowledge.”

Second Peter is the only book that describes Jesus with the title “Lord and Savior.” This title occurs four times (2 Pe 1:11; 2:20; 3:2). Peter never reverses these titles — “Savior and Lord.” “Lord” always comes before “Savior.”

“Lord” here refers to His deity. This means that He has absolute right over our lives. The New Testament refers to Him as “Lord” 633 times!


Since Jesus is God, we must capitulate to the Lord of Glory.


Jesus’ deity implies that He has authority over our lives. He has rights over our bodies, families, jobs, and businesses. This explains why there is such a dearth of genuine Christian living. Jesus is never satisfied with just being our “Savior;” He wants to be our “Lord.”

Have you capitulated to the Lord of Glory? Have you moved off the throne of your life? Is Jesus the King of your heart? Your reputation is not very important when you come to this place (Matthew 10:37, 38). You give that to Him. The Lord Jesus demands your all. This is unconditional surrender to Him.