2 Peter 1:13

13 I consider it 1right, as long as I am in 2this earthly dwelling, to 3stir you up by way of reminder,

2 Peter 1:13 Meaning and Commentary

2 Peter 1:13

Yea, I think it meet
Or "just". This is the apostle's other reason for his conduct, taken from the duty of his place and office; judging it to be what became him as an apostle and elder, and the minister of the circumcision, and was what was due to God and Christ, whom he served, and the souls of men under his care:

as long as I am in this tabernacle:
or "body", as the Syriac and Ethiopic versions render it, and so some copies; for the body is as a tabernacle for the soul to dwell in, pitched for a time, and, ere long, to be taken down; (See Gill on 2 Corinthians 5:1),

to stir you up;
to the lively exercise of grace, and constant performance of duty: by putting you in remembrance: of the said things; for saints are apt to be forgetful of their duty, and backward to it, and sluggish and slothful in it.

2 Peter 1:13 In-Context

11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.
12 Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you.
13 I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,
14 knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15 And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Philippians 1:7
  • 2. 2 Corinthians 5:1, 4; 2 Peter 1:14
  • 3. 2 Peter 3:1