The last words in Peter’s second letter to the church were a command to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. We can learn several important truths from this short verse. First, notice what we’re called to—grace. Grace by definition is unmerited favor, it’s something we receive from God and is independent from anything we have in ourselves. Earlier in 2 Peter, he wrote that God “has given us everything required for life and godliness” (1:3). Unlike other habits, our growth in grace doesn’t happen by our own effort, but by God’s power.