“Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.” II Peter 1:12
I’ve been immersed lately in my photography hobby, and in doing so, I have not only looked closely at the current pictures I am processing, but I have often seen those of my past–some of recent past, some of days far distant. Once in recent hours, for quite a period, I gazed at a picture of my beautiful mother; a picture that was taken before I was even born.
Pictures are memory. Pictures are history.
In my study time this morning, I chanced on these words of the Apostle Peter as he emphasized to the early church that he would be reminding them of the truth of God’s Word. Even though you already know this, I will be reminding you.
I’m thankful to those who remind me, who help me remember, who toggle my mind a bit. Many times it is preachers who expound on Scripture, and who in doing so, remind me of the truth in which I am established. I never tire of remembering the great stories of the Bible; of Daniel and the hungry lions who sniffed at Daniel and must have found him distasteful, for they didn’t take one bite, of David and his giant and his slingshot and of his love for God that was so great that God called him a “man after mine own heart,” of baby Jesus in the manger, of Jesus “ruining” funeral processions, of Boaz who told the field hands to drop handsful on purpose when Ruth came to glean, and of those tongues of fire that fell one memorable day in Jerusalem.
So, I’m joining with Peter today in encouraging you to remember the great themes of the Bible, the truth of God’s Word, and that the answers to your problems may be found within the Bible, and by His Spirit that is available to lead you and guide you into all truth.