2 Peter 3:1-2
This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:…
Cultivate the habit of reflective meditation upon the truths of the gospel as giving you the pattern of duty in a concentrated and available form. It is of no use to carry about a copy of the "Statutes at Large" in twenty folio volumes, in order to refer to it when difficulties arise and crises come. We must have something a great deal more compendious and easy of reference than that. A man's cabin-trunk must not be as big as a house, and his goods must be in a small compass for his sea voyage. We have in Jesus Christ the "Statutes at Large," codified and put into a form which the poorest and humblest and busiest amongst us can apply directly to the sudden emergencies and surprising contingencies of daily life, which are always sprung upon us when we do not expect them, and demand instantaneous decision.
Parallel VersesKJV: This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: