November 28, 2023

Reminders

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“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.”—2 Peter 1:12 NASB

Sitting in church or a Bible study, it can be easy for our minds to wander. We can tune out when we hear a sermon from a text we have heard before. We may pay less attention to a familiar Bible passage, confident that we already know what it says. Ironically, these tendencies can increase as we age—the longer we have known the Lord, the more church services we have attended, and the more we have read the Bible.

But the Bible reminds us of the depths present in God’s Word and how much more there is to learn. We are encouraged to be reminded about things we already have heard. These reminders are not condescending. They are essential!

As Peter told his audience, they needed to be reminded of truths even if they had heard them before. These are characteristics of the kind of childlike faith that Jesus encouraged (Luke 18:17), of a person who is humble and eager to learn, always sensitive to His Spirit.

Remember that there is much more to learn about God’s Word and His Kingdom and the work of the Holy Spirit. He can use anyone to teach you, young or old. He can impact your life in many ways—through a simple testimony, a devotion on a familiar text, or a sermon on a well-known Bible passage. Open your spirit, and listen to His leading.

Reflection Question: What new spiritual truth have you learned recently?

Prayer
Father, I humble myself before You. I hunger for Your truth. Open my mind to receive new insights. Use me to teach others. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
2 Peter 1

Prayer
Father, I humble myself before You. I hunger for Your truth. Open my mind to receive new insights. Use me to teach others. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
2 Peter 1