“That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour” II Peter 3:2
What does it mean to be mindful ? According to Webster it means to be aware of something, to be conscious of what is occurring around us.
In a day when it’s so easy to become overwhelmed, to be caught up in the tide of never ceasing tension and discord, God has instructed us to be mindful. He wants us to be aware of what is going on and to be mindful of what He has told us would come to be as time continues. He wants us to use this knowledge as a way to remain focused on what is yet to come, to be mindful of His promises as we see His words coming to pass.
“He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth. Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand” I Chronicles 16:14-15
When it seems that sin has gained complete control around us, when it seems that wrong is prevailing, we are not to lose hope but to be mindful of what God has promised.
“Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” II Peter 3:17-18
“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” Romans 8:6