“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.”
With verse twelve, we begin a new section dealing with the Christian’s nourishment that comes from the Word of God (2 Pe 1:12-21). We turn from the focus of God’s provisions for individual Christians to the Word of God as the instrument of nurture.
For this reason
Since Asia Minor Christians possess a faith that sustains godliness, Peter insists they live by the truth. He gave the “reason” why they needed to remember lessons from God’s Word.
Peter reminded his audience three times to retain the contents of this epistle (2 Pe 1:12,13,15; cf. 3:1).
Is. 62:6-7, “I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall never hold their peace day or night.
You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,
7 And give Him no rest till He establishes
And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”
Christian leaders (who are sharp) regularly review crucial doctrines of God’s Word for their people.
We need to be reminded of what we already know to prevent dullness toward truth or even forgetting it. Many evangelicals blow with every wind of doctrine that comes down the pike. These people need stability in the principles of God’s Word. If Christians are not aware of the peculiar trends of our day and how the Bible addresses them, they will fall into instability.