"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
A Quick Memory Jogger (2 Peter 1:12-13)
Anyway, I just keep thinking back to the first chapter of 2nd Peter from this past Thursday night. There are two verses that weren't really part of our discussion, but they underscore the continued theme that Peter has for his readers; "to stimulate them to wholesome thinking" (2 Peter 3:1). This was primarily done by sharing thoughts that were based on both doctrine and real-life application.
Prior to these two verses, Peter provided a list of attributes that we are to add to faith in order to be productive and effective (A Productive Life). He also writes of our calling and of God's glory and goodness. Then comes what might just be the origin of the phrase "preaching to the choir."
'So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body' (2 Peter 1:12-13)
As we move along this journey together, let's make sure to continually remind one another of God's love and our call to obedience. May we refresh each other's memory of scripture and not take for granted the need for "preaching to the choir!"