1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the elect sojourners of the Dispersion of Pontus, of Galatia, of Cappadocia, of Asia, and of Bithynia,
2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you. (1 Peter 1:1-2)
“It’s wonderful to think about God’s grace and peace. They are two of the loveliest words God speaks to us, words that move our souls. Bit lets look a little deeper!
Grace is active and means ‘favor’. So whatever your situation, whatever the occasion, you have God’s favor. You have whatever I is going to take for you to endure, cope, have the victory, and be triumphant in it. And Peter prays that that God’s grace would be multiplied, in ever-increasing measure; that you will experience more and more of it, over and over again, time after time, in its fullest measure!
Peace, on the other hand, is passive and refers to rest. And so, dear one, whatever your situation, whatever the occasion or need, you have God’s peace, God’s rest in your suffering . Whatever the trial or test, in it you have not only God’s power but God’s rest.”
From Elizabeth George’s study of 1Peter, Putting On a Gentle & Quiet Spirit