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2 Peter 1:15
15 Moreover [de][kai] I will endeavour [spoudazo]
that ye [humas] may be able [echo] after [meta] my [emos] decease [exodos] to have [poieo] these things [touton]
always [hekastote] in remembrance [mneme]. KJV-Interlinear
15 And I will also be diligent
that at any time after my departure you may be able to call these things to
The key to this verse
is in the word for decease, exodos. This indicates Peter s departure from this life, naturally, but it also
indicates a mechanism for making ones departure.
This is not merely
meaning the death for Peter, but the process of a preparation for a long-term
departure.And that process is in the
preparation for the anticipated departure.
As for you and me, this
means that we all will be making a long trip, one day, and when anyone goes on
a long trip, they usually put an enormous amount of time in making preparations
for their trip.
You most likely have
left on an extended vacation, or have a child that has been lucky enough to go
on a school trip for an extended period of time, and if so, then you know that
you made extensive preparations in your planning for that trip.
Not only do you make
lists for packing, but you put together itineraries for your trip, save up
money for your trip, make arrangements for your departure and travel to the
airport, train, or whatever.You make
arrangements for your return.You check
your belongings and check them again.You check your tickets, even do research into your trip prior to going
on your trip, and so forth.
This detailed approach,
which we all take for granted, even for a simply vacation, is exactly what
Peter is talking about.Only Peter is
talking about the last and longest, the final trip that any of us will ever
make.Our trip to heaven.
If we are to spend
extraordinary time in preparations for a simple vacation here in this life,
then how much more so shouldwe spend
extraordinary time in making preparatory plans for our ultimate travel out of
Peter states that he will
be diligent (making this his top priority), in making his words available to
all who are interested, such that they can be prepared for their trip, as Peter
is prepared for his.
And by this, we should learn
that we need to be diligent in our preparation for our own life.
Unfortunately, far too
many people will make their ultimate trip without preparation.Not because they do not know it is coming,
because they do, but because most folks simply do not believe, or agree with,
the means of preparation taught by the Bible.
They are simply
indifferent and arrogant, and in being so, they disagree based on their shortsighted
knowledge of life.And so Peter here
gives you his reminder, that as he has prepared and has left his written wisdom
for us all, so to, we should make our own preparation for eternity.That preparation being our spiritual growth
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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