Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace is always a gift, and not to be enjoyed only but to be used. For it is use that makes all things bright in creation, that keeps the diamond from accretions, and the fine gold from being tarnished. The great lesson of the universe is the blessedness of use. The purest atmosphere obeys the law of circulation, and the most crystal river is always sending up clouds of blessing from its living waters.
(W. M. Statham, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.