12 So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. 13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, 14 because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things. 2 Peter 12-15
The Bible is a powerful book. Some governments around the world still ban the book and its reading. Men and women of God are imprisoned for having a Bible in their possession. What are these powerful and influential leaders afraid of? They denounce the religion behind it and tell us the book they read is meaningless. If it’s meaningless, then why the nervousness and angst over its practitioners? They’re nervous because they do know how powerful of a book it is. They know that people get ideas when they read the Bible, ideas of freedom and of a righteous life. Societies change when people read the book and put its words into practice.
So when Peter talked about refreshing our memory about what he’s written, it’s a reminder to us of the powerful words contained in this book. Fortunately we can purchase this entire book for a few bucks from the comfort of our home or on our phone we carry with us wherever we go. We can have one in every corner of every room if we choose.
And yet, too often, this book rarely gets dusted off and opened.
People are being sent to prison and dying in order to get a glimpse at God’s Words. They know that these words are more precious than gold or silver, fame or fortunate.
It’s something to think about.