Are we diligent? Do we see?
Knowing he was soon to die (Jesus told him) a man wrote a letter to the church. He knew these folks quite well, they shared the same faith. This parting gift was simply a reminder.
“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. I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder, knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.” (2 Peter 1:12-15 NASB)
What a sweet and thoughtful old man. He hoped his words would linger in their hearts after he was gone. Words that would come to mind when needed. Reminding was Peter’s way of doing his due diligence. And this is my way of reminding you what it means to partake of the divine nature.
“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. Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:4-8 NASB)
Blessings abundant for all of His children.