The importance of spiritual reminder

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2 Peter 1

12 For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. 13 Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, 14 knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. 15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease.

We read yesterday that there is a list of qualities that Peter wants us to remember.  In fact, he wants us to diligently pursue these qualities and to add them to our lives.  Here again is that list of qualities:

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

By adding these qualities to our lives we will not spiritually short-sighted but will be able to see clearly and will abound with fruit toward God and man.

Then Peter continues and tells us that he would not be negligent in his responsibility to remind us of “these things.”  In fact, he tells us that he is going to die shortly and wants us to know that after his death the constant reminder of “these things” is going to be important to us.

Peter knew the importance of spiritual reminders.  He knew that without his reminders we would find it easier to drift away from where God wanted us to be.  If Peter, the Apostle, was so committed to us being reminded then we must realize the importance of adding “these things” to our lives and must continue to do so.

Why do we read our Bibles, go to church, have Bible studies, read Christian books and more?  We are heeding Peter’s admonition to ever be being reminded of all that God has taught us about Him and about life.  We need the spiritual reminders.

 

Men, we have a prayer breakfast this Saturday morning.  Church, we have our dinner at church this Sunday after the morning service.  We do enjoy our fellowship.

Have a great day in the Lord,
PS

 

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