Reminders in our day-to-day lives can be beneficial. Unless we still use a paper calendar, our phones frequently remind us of important dates or events. Children will happily and sometimes frequently remind us of their upcoming birthdays. Retail stores and TV commercials will remind us of important holidays as they approach. Daily reminders are necessary and valuable, but spiritual reminders are worth even more.

In 2 Peter 3, Peter reveals the purpose of his letter, saying, “This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles” (2 Peter 3:1-2). Peter explains that he intends to remind Christians of the inspired words and commands spoken before.

Just like those early Christians, you and I need to frequently remember the word of God. We need to remind ourselves of God’s power, God’s nature, and God’s promises. We must not forget what God has done and how valuable our spiritual salvation is. If we set daily reminders and consider those to be important, how much more critical should spiritual reminders be?

Matt Langfield