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Stir it up

Recently, I have been trying out this online task manager called Remember The Milk. It seem pretty good at helping me keep track of the little things that I am always forgetting.  Yesterday, I was messing around in 2 Peter  and I stumbled into this set of verses:

12 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. 13 Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you,

Yes, its right to keep reminding you, The Message might even make the point stronger

12-15Because the stakes are so high, even though you’re up-to-date on all this truth and practice it inside and out, I’m not going to let up for a minute in calling you to attention before it. This is the post to which I’ve been assigned—keeping you alert with frequent reminders—and I’m sticking to it as long as I live.

But what is it that would stir you up so much with a reminder?  What message is so important that we should constantly alert ourselves about it? It’s this one found earlier in the chapter

3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

and here

10Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, 11and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

That’s a great promise of a great reward, and that’s the reason we buffet ourselves daily.  So I thought it good today that I stir you up by reminding you of these truths.  So I think I will need to add an reminder in Remember the Milk that pops up each day to remind me to “Remember the Promise”.  It’s something that should keep us focused on the good things in life.  What will you do with the promise today?

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