Divinely Discontented

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

— 2 Peter 3:18

It is sad that most Christians, by the time they have been a Christian five or ten years, already feel they know enough to get by. They are not embarrassed in Sunday School trying to find a book in the Bible they are studying. They read a little bit, pray a little bit, do a little bit, give a little bit, and that should suffice. But not the Apostle Paul; he was divinely discontented.

Let us be content with what we have and discontent with what we are. That is the opposite of the world. The people of this world are often discontented with what they have, yet quite happy about who they are.

Let us pray for a new growth in our hearts, a growth in grace, and in knowledge. As we set our affections on “things above,” the Holy Spirit will delight in our spiritual ambition, and God will answer a prayer for more holiness because it is His will for us.

Question to ponder:
How can we grow in grace and knowledge?