But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 2 Peter 3:5

They deliberately forget. It was a choice they made. Equally, they could have made the choice to remember.

We’re responsible for the choices we make. We can choose what we remember and what we forget. It amazes me that some choose to abdicate their responsibilities and rely on others to make choices for them. Some take their pastor’s word regarding the Bible without reading it for themselves. Others accept the media’s rendering of political events without deciding for themselves. Many believe parents, relatives, church members, friends, celebrities, or millionaires, without examining the issues.

God has given us free will and expects us to take our responsibility for making choices seriously. The Bereans are described as being noble, not arrogant or lacking in faith because they checked what Paul was saying: “Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true” (Acts 17:11).

Why is it that some refuse to take this responsibility seriously? Is it apathy? It’s easy to go along with what everyone else believes rather take the trouble to discover the truth for ourselves. Or is it fear? We may need to take a stand if we disagree with another’s point of view. Or perhaps it’s confusion because of the multiplicity of views. Whose opinion can we trust? Like the Bereans, we would do well to check what we’re told as we’re responsible for the choices we make.

What will you choose to remember, or forget?