BY: RAY PRINZING
“Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.” II Peter 1:12
There are many precepts and principles, which we do well to remember, for they are essential to our daily walk. Oftentimes caught up in the many duties and pressures of the day we temporarily forget, and thus have to be reminded of these things. This is the blessed encouragement, which we can give one to another. But along with the “remembrance of these things,” Peter goes on to admonish that we be established in “present truth".
The word “established” used here means: to set or make fast, to strengthen. We need to be strengthened in today’s truth. Yesterday’s manna cannot take the place of the meat we need for today, nor can we reach out and grasp that which God has held in reserve for tomorrow. There are revelations to come, when the time is ripe for them, but we cannot force the Spirit to reveal what the Father had kept for that day. Even the prophets of old tried this without success. “Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of God which was in them did signify, when it testified before hand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” (I Peter 1:11) They did come to the understanding that it was not for themselves, but for others at a future time that they did prophesy these things, and they had to be content to just let them rest. Paul also was given a glimpse of tomorrow’s glory, and declared himself to be ‘born out of due time”. Therefore he had to run the course set before him, and wait for those things yet to come.
But God has a truth for TODAY, a “present truth”. This word “present”, from the Greek word that means TO BE ALONGSIDE. Truth will run alongside of us and be our strength and sufficiency, as we will keep pace with it. His truth is marching on, and to walk in the light for today, means assured victory for our tomorrows.
Lord, speak to my heart a word for today
That will hold me fast in the upward way.