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11/10/2017

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Remembrance


"I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder.." (2 Pet.1:13). "This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles" (2 Pet.3:1-2).

Many songwriters have waxed poetic over memories. Barbra Streisand sang a song "The Way We Were," in which the opening lines went like this; "Memories light the corners of my mind, misty water-colored memories of the way we were." Elvis Presley sang a song entitled "Memories" that opened this way; "Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind, sweetened through the ages just like wine." In today's two verses from 2 Peter, he says that he actually wrote his second letter to stir up the remembrance of his readers. As Christians, we do well to remember what happened in Galilee and Judea when the Son of God lived among the people. On the Mount of Transfiguration, God, by sight and sound, impressed some important things on the minds of Peter, James and John, and vicariously through us. Jesus was no "peer" of Moses and Elijah. As great as these men were, Jesus was in a whole different league... He was the Lord of Moses and Elijah, just as He was the Lord of Peter, James and John. As he was their Lord, He is ours too. His authority far exceeds theirs and ours. His life, and subsequent death on the cross ushered in a new beginning for humankind that in no way was comparable to the prophets. When we decide to make Jesus a part of our life and wear His name, lets all remember these words from Peter's second letter; "So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts..." (1:19).

Have a great day... T   G   I   F         Today God Is First.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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