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“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 in the Word of God (1:12-21).  We turn from the focus of the work of God in of 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 that they live by the truth.

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.”

PRINCIPLE:

Christian leaders (who are sharp) review crucial doctrines regularly for their people.

APPLICATION: 

We need to be reminded of what we already know to prevent dullness toward it or even our forgetting it.

Many evangelicals blow by every wind of doctrine that comes down the pike. Evangelicals need stability in doctrine. If Christians are not aware of the peculiar trends of our day, we will fall into instability.

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