Therefore, Peter’s using Paul’s favorite transition phrase for sure.
brothers, He’s addressing fellow believers. This is only important because of his next statement.
be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, We don’t earn our salvation. Christ has already done all that needs to be done in that regard. What we do is show and demonstrate inward change through outward actions.
for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We don’t keep ourselves saved, either. That is the work of the Holy Spirit and He’s going to do His job. Again we are responsible for pursuing Godliness and the fruit of the Spirit.
12Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, a leader worth his salt would continue to remind you of this truth. They want to see fruit develop in your life and even more remain in your life.
though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. Peter has been doing a good job. He knows that this crowd is walking in the Spirit and they are grounded.
13I think it right, as long as I am in this body,h to stir you up by way of reminder, we’ve been able to see Peter’s full development. He was that brash sailor, then the zealous disciple, the shamed denier, and now the Apostle looking towards his end. 14since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. Though he knows that his time is short he doesn’t lose focus. He wants to encourage his audience and see them remain even though he won’t be there at their end.
15And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things. I wonder what Peter had in mind here. I do believe he had his writings in mind. But maybe he was raising up other leaders? We see that through many of the letters. The older never leaves the younger without any support. Even if it’s a ragged scroll.