Long Range Teaching
| Peter taught not
only that people could know the truth presently, but hopefully they would
remember it in days to come. "Moreover I will endeavor that ye may be
able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance" (2
Pet. 1: 15). The gospel truth Peter taught would be applicable long after
he was gone. He wanted people to keep it before them after his time of
service had ended. I suppose we all have this same disposition, do we not?
Just think of the truth you have been taught by good people (parents, preachers, friends, etc.) who may now have gone to their reward. But you remember the truth and you remember them teaching you the truth. They, like Abel, "being dead yet speaketh" (Heb. 11: 4).
"The word of Lord endureth for ever" (1 Pet. 1: 25). What we learn today from His Word needs to be remembered in days to come, yea, even unto the next generations that may live. Teaching God's Word is of eternal blessing and benefit. We must do it carefully.