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2 Peter 1:15

Jan 17, 2020   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Peter, 2 Peter (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  5 Comments

Friday, 17 January 2020

Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease. 2 Peter 1:15

Peter just said that at some point he will “put off” his tent, meaning die. Based on that, he now says, “Moreover I will be careful.” The word translated as “careful” is the same word he used in verse 1:10 where he told the brethren to “be even more diligent.” Just as he exhorted them to be diligent in making their call and election sure, so he would also be diligent, as he says, “to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things.”

He was not leaving it solely up to them to hear once and then have to remember all that they were told, but rather, he was tending to them as a flock and carefully promising to lead them as long as he was able to do so.Read the rest

2 Peter 1:14

Jan 16, 2020   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Peter, 2 Peter (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  5 Comments

Thursday, 16 January 2020

knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. 2 Peter 1:14

Peter now explains why he will not be negligent in reminding his reader about the things he has presented. He had been given advanced notice of something that would occur, and he explains that to the reader by saying, “knowing that shortly I must put off my tent.”

The translation gives an incorrect idea of what Peter is saying.Read the rest

2 Peter 1:13

Jan 15, 2020   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Peter, 2 Peter (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  4 Comments

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, 2 Peter 1:13

Peter had just said in the previous verse that he “will not be negligent to remind you always of these things.” As an added statement of the necessity of this, he says, “Yes, I think it is right.” Despite the fact that, as he also said in the previous verse, they “know and are established in the present truth,” he knew that it was right and proper to continue to remind them of what was expected of them, as he next says, “as long as I am in this tent.”

Here, Peter goes to the Old Testament symbolism of the Feast of Tabernacles which was one of the three pilgrim feasts for the people.Read the rest

2 Peter 1:12

Jan 14, 2020   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Peter, 2 Peter (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  3 Comments

Tuesday, 14 January 2019

For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. 2 Peter 1:12

Peter has exhorted his audience, and then he explained why he gave the exhortation. Now he builds upon that with promised encouragement beginning with, “For this reason.” If they fail in heeding his exhortation, they will be shortsighted and unfruitful.Read the rest

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