The Scriptures always record them in that order: grace and then peace. The reason is that the grace of God must be accepted before one can know the peace of God. The fifth chapter of Romans says, “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” Ever time we wander away in sin there is ample grace to cover our sin; there is plenty of grace if we will but accept that grace. Then we can know the peace of God. By faith we are recipients of the grace, mercy, and peace of God.