Grace and peace (David Dickson)

Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
By an Apostolical blessing, Grace and Peace are applied to the Colossians, Grace comprehends all the special effects of Gods favour, which by way of Sanctification tend to happiness. But Peace comprehends all the degrees of happiness, even to perfection in Heaven; God the Father and Jesus Christ is counted the Author and efficient cause of good things, as he is the Son and Mediator, he is after the Father, in effecting according to order of working.

David Dickson, An exposition of all St. Paul’s epistles together with an explanation of those other epistles of the apostles St. James, Peter, John & Jude: wherein the sense of every chapter and verse is analytically unfolded and the text enlightened (London: Francis Eglesfield, 1659), p. 134.