Posted by: James and Delores Fields | July 12, 2012

The Two R’s

Most of us grew up hearing about the three R’s–Reading, WRiting and ARithmetic.  These three abilities make it possible for us to not only survive in this modern world, but also thrive in it.  Leave out one of the three R’s and life will prove a very great struggle.

Recently as I read 2 Peter 1:12-13 I realized it speaks of the two R’s which are vitally essential to following Jesus and loving him whole heartedly. 

First, Peter declared, “I will always Remind you of these things even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.”  Peter understood the vital importance of being reminded of God’s truth that is recorded in Scripture.  So he decided to write the books we call 1 and 2 Peter.  Reading and re-reading Scripture keeps us reminded of how we live in a way that pleases Jesus.  None of us can afford to neglect consistent reading of the Bible. As Peter continued writing, he pointed out, “I think it is right to Refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body.”  Love for Jesus is just like love for anything–it must be renewed, revived and reanimated.  Therefore, Peter wrote Scripture so following generations could refresh their love for Jesus by reading the Word of God.

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As we read and re-read the Scriptures the Holy Spirit “will teach [us] all things and will remind [us] of everything…” Jesus wants to share with us about walking with him.

Be greatly encouraged,

Pastor James Fields



  1. Thanks James, for sharing your motivating thoughts from God’s word. Great way to start the day!

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