True Faith: Remember His Power and Coming
Topic: Faith Scripture: 2 Peter 1:12–1:18
“We forget what we ought to remember and we remember what we ought to forget.” Warren Wiersbe.
“I will always remind you of these things even though you know them and are firmly established in them (12). Peter points the readers back again to verses 1-11 so that they will appreciate and cling to the reality that the can participate with God in this thing called life. If we forget we will forget Christ and his sacrifice and that we have been cleansed from past sins. Peter says, “Don’t forget!”
The apostle Peter has a passion to help his readers remember. He wants to refresh their memory (13). A better translation is “stir them up” like a storm on the Sea of Galilee so that when he is gone they will remember what he has told them.
When he is gone he wants to be remembered for this one thing.
In light of the Epicureans Peter bears witness that he did see the transfiguration and the face of Jesus shining like the sun and his cloths as brilliant as lightening. “Were is his coming” was the chide the false prophets were taunting (3:3-4) and Peter asserts that “we ourselves have seen and heard the voice of God when He spoke, “This is my Son, whom I love listen to Him.” The Transfiguration affirms that Jesus is the Son of God, attests to the work He accomplished and affirms the truth of the Scriptures.
True faith remembers the power and the coming of Christ.
What do you want to be remembered for?
Will your intensely reflect on 2 Peter 1:1-11?
Jesus Christ is God in the flesh and paid the sin debt we could not pay.
Will you trust Him today?