Monday, December 13, 2010

Are we always looking for something New or are we growing in the Truth?

Good afternoon dear ones,
    Sometimes when sharing from the precious word of God it seems we are talking to the choir. Everyone knows this already. So as we study we are always trying to find something new which can be good but how well do we grow in the truth that we do know? How often do we forget what God has taught us? Please read here with me from 2 Peter 1:12-15 "12. Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you. 13. I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder, 14. knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15. And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind."
    Our lives on earth are so short, and we have but a lifetime to make an impact. We should be as Peter here stirring up the believers in Jesus Christ with the truth. To get the context of this verse read with me here in verses 2 through 4 of the same chapter. " 2. Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3. seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust."
    We have so many wonderful promises of the Word of God that we too often forget. We can be so quick to say I know that, I don't need to listen to the Word of God today. However we including myself need to listen, know, and apply the precious Word of God.
    Let's see if we can be like Peter and stir up the believers to remember God's Word not our own words but God's Word so that when we leave whether we leave the area we live at or whether we die as Peter was speaking of they will be able to call the precious Word of God to mind.
In Christ,
    Jonathan & Bethany Koehn
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