When the Apostle Peter greets the Church in both 1 Peter and 2 Peter he prays for “multiplied blessings.”:
1 Peter 1:2 “Grace to you and peace be multiplied.”
2 Peter 1:2 “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,”
Personally I really like this idea or thought of being multiplied. Its the same as what Jude declares in his greeting:
“Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.”
Think of it this way: Say I am your new employer and we were negotiating about your salary. I come to you and declare that we are a start-up company and don’t really have much cash to begin, but felt that within a very quick number of days we will have plenty of finances available. So, I was wondering if you would be willing to accept one of two offers:
Begin with $500 a week and I will continue to increase your wage by $50 a week for the next 10 weeks.
Begin with $5 a week and I will double it (or multiply it by 2) every week for the next 10 weeks.
Which offer would you be interested in?
Well, if you’re not good at quick math let me give you the condensed version:
$500 a week plus $50 every week; at the end of 10 weeks you would be making $1000 a week. Not bad pay, if you can get it.
However, $5 a week multiplied each week by 2 for just 10 weeks and you would be making $5120 a week.
May the Lord multiply His blessings of “mercy, peace, and love” to you this week.