“Wherefore I will n ot be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.”
2 Peter 1:12
One important thing a believer must learn to master is the ability to retain and revisit the things learnt over time.
Our opening scripture reveals a striking truth about this. Apostle Peter says that he will not be negligent to put the believers in remembrance of the very things they were aware of.
While we are built and charged by praying in the language of the Spirit, the scriptures also inform us that we are stirred up by way of remembrance.
The emphasis Apostle Peter places on this is worthy of note. Let’s see other places in scriptures where he speaks of the relationship between remembrance and being stirred up.
“Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;”
2 Peter 1:13.
We stir up ourselves by way of remembrance. Remembrance is what precedes acknowledgement. You can only acknowledge what you remember. Hence God’s word must not take second place in our lives. We must give ourselves unreservedly to the Word.
This is why remembrance and acknowledgement were Paul’s consistent remedy for believers who weren’t walking in the light of their nature (1 Cor 3:16, 6:3,9,15-16,19).
“Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance”
2 Peter 1:15.
Apostle Peter goes as far as promising to ensure that they are reminded even after his departure.
Many times, what we need is for the same truth we have heard to be buttressed, not necessarily receiving new information. We must seek to be grounded in the things we already know.
Apostle Peter concludes his letter by emphasizing the same idea he had established earlier.
“This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:”
2 Peter 3:1
SAY THIS: I will not lose sight of all that I have been taught. I will retain in my consciousness the truth of God’s word. I am not forgetful.