So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,2 Peter 1:12-13 NIV
I have been a believer for 50 years now, and have been a part of a church for even longer, growing up in a Christian home. I have read through the whole Bible more times than I can remember. And, when I was younger, memorized large portions of the New Testament. I don’t say this to boast. Rather it is to illustrate Peter’s point here.
As many times as I have read and heard the truth of God’s word, I still need to be constantly reminded of it. Occasionally I get some new insight as I study and meditate. But more often I am just reminded of something that I have known, but have forgotten. Not that it was no longer in my memory banks somewhere. But it was no longer an active part of my life.
Don’t be satisfied with having read the Bible once. Continue to invest time in its truth as long as God leaves you here. I do not believe you will ever reach a point where time spent in the word is not profitable for you. But don’t just read it. Meditate on it and let the Holy Spirit speak to you through its words. Allow it to germinate, sprout, grow, and bear fruit in your life. Practice constant remembrance of its truth.
Peter is also an example to me as a teacher. Never grow weary of sharing the truth of God’s word. Sometimes it is new to those who hear what I say or read what I write. But more often it is a reminder that will hopefully encourage a faithful walk with our Lord. Even those of us who are firmly established in the truth need to be reminded of it daily.
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