We Need Reminding

In The Word

Read: 2 Peter 1:12-21

Prophecy of Scripture

12 So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

Walking In The Word

How many of you have ever had to remind someone of something so that they would not forget? How many of us parents have to remind our children about chores, the way they should act, or how to treat strangers and their siblings? How many of us have had to be reminded about doing something or we would have forgotten? The fact is: we all have to be reminded of things from time to time. God knows we need reminders throughout life. It’s one of the reasons He gave us the experience of communion; it is a reminder of what Christ did for us.

Have you ever forgotten to do something that you knew to do? Then someone comes up and reminds you of what you forgot. What do you say? You tell them, “I knew that.” It’s not enough to get the knowledge, but we have to be reminded of that knowledge from time to time. That’s one of the reasons we are to go to church weekly, so that the pastor can remind us mostly of things we already know. A counselor’s main job is reminding people of what the Bible says. If we stop and meditate for a moment, we have someone else that is also reminding us about our chores, the way we should act, how to treat strangers and our siblings: the Holy Spirit within us. Yahshua told the disciples that the Holy Spirit would remind them of things they already knew. He does the same for you and me. Don’t get upset when you have to be reminded; it’s a normal process of life. By the way, don’t forget that we follow the One True God!

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