2 Peter 1:12-14
Why I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them…
I. AN AIM FOR THE HIGHEST GOOD OF OTHERS. Peter is desiring that "these things" should be remembered by others for their benefit and blessing. "These things" probably comprehend not only all the exhortations and promises the letter had already contained, but the great facts in the great biography to which ever and again, with the vividness of an eye-witness, Peter had referred.
II. An aim for the highest good of others AFTER HIS OWN DEATH. He would not simply be of service to those among whom he lived, whilst he was with them, but to them after he had lee this world, and to the generations afterward. All must exert posthumous influence; the true disciple of Christ cares intensely that that posthumous influence shall tell for good, and for good only.
III. An aim PURSUED WITH ALL THE MORE INTENSITY BECAUSE OF APPROACHING DEATH.
1. Peter felt death was near. The cords and skins of "the tabernacle" were loosening and shaking.
2. He had had a prediction from his Master about his death: "Another shall gird thee," etc. All this stimulated his eager zeal to do the most he could while he lived. - U.R.T.
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.
WEB: Therefore I will not be negligent to remind you of these things, though you know them, and are established in the present truth.