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11/02/2017

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Remembering Is Important


"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, because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made it clear to me. And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things" (2 Pet.1:12-15).

Baseball's World Series ended last night, and as a fan, it was fantastic to see the two best teams in major league baseball duke it out. Even if you are just a casual fan, did you ever wonder how these guys can throw, catch and hit the way they do? As a person who played the game for a long time, let me tell you how they are able to compete with such skill at this high level... It is all about two things... They are; lots of practice, and a very good memory. OK... We all get the practice thing, but what's the memory thing all about? One's memory allows a player to ply his skills as if he has been doing them since birth. Peter wants his readers to be highly skilled Christians. To do so, look at today's three verses.... "So I will always remind you of these things..." "I think it is right to refresh your memory..." "you will always be able to remember these things..." By the time Peter wrote these words, he was an old man and knew that he would probably not live much longer. As long as he was alive, Peter said that he would remind them of the truths they had already heard. He had withheld nothing from his readers. They knew truth! The false teachers that were around them had no revelation to add. Peter's objective was not to reveal or impart some spectacular new stuff to them. Rather, it was to remind them of the message they had already received. And here is the crux of today's devotional... Christians often need no new teachings. They need the encouragement and courage to live by the message they already know. How are we doing with this? Have we practiced these truths with diligence and regularity? Are faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love a part of our daily skill set? Are we performing at a high level? To do so, remembering is important....

Have a great day... Let His light shine through you... Love mark Phil.4:11

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