“I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder.” (2 Peter 1:13)
Everyone needs reminders, but it requires humility to accept this truth. There is a reason every dentist, pediatrician, veterinarian, and airline provide us with regular text and email reminders of our upcoming appointments, flights, and puppy vaccinations. We are all busy people, and the distractions are everywhere. We don’t mean to forget things, but life has a way of getting complicated.
Peter, and more importantly, the Holy Spirit understood our need for reminders. The whole Bible is a book of reminders. Reminders of who you are, what really matters, and the sovereignty of God. We need these reminders because we get distracted, and the devil is actively attempting to increase that distraction. An inactive faith is a dead one, and that is just fine with Satan.
Regular Bible reading is a way of stirring up the coals of our passion for the Lord. A faith that is stirred is a faith that works. A little reading all the time goes a long way.
Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites