After He Was Gone
| Peter knew that he
would not live forever on this earth. But he also knew that the gospel he
preached would be needed for every generation that would follow him. In
fact, he knew like Paul that the time of his departure was drawing near.
Therefore he wrote, Second Peter 1:13, "Moreover I will endeavor that
ye may be able after my decease to have these things in remembrance."
The same gospel Peter preached by the guidance of the Holy Spirit is the same "good news" for sinful man today regarding salvation. While we are privileged to live we must proclaim the gospel and so instill this truth in the hearts and minds of others that after we are gone the Word which will ever endure (Matthew 24:35) will survive in the lives of those that come later.