God is a remarkable “rememberer”. All through scripture, there are reminders of His promises, His covenants, and the regard He holds for His people. He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations Psalm 105
He is also an amazing “forgetter”. He told the House of Israel who had sinned against Him many times. .Know the LORD,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Jeremiah and Paul repeated the same promise in Hebrews. Wow!
God asked his people in the Old Testament to remember Him, His Word, and what He had said and done. In fact, He instructed them to build altars in certain places to remind the Israelites and future generations of what He had accomplished at specific areas. Some of those places include: Where God saved Jacob from Esau, Read Genesis 33:20 and Exodus 24:4 where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments … and many more.
God wants us to be remarkable “rememberers”, as well: Please read the following scriptures about our role in remembering. John 2:22, John 16:4, 1 Chronicles 16:12, Psalm 119:, and 2 Peter 3:1-10. These are just a small example of the many scriptures discussing remembering.
Jesus asked His disciples to do certain things in remembrance of Him. What two things does he exhort them (and I believe us as well) to do in 1 Corinthians 11:24-28
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God does not ask us to build altars of remembrance or sacrifice to Him any more like He did in Old Testament times, but I like to think we can bring honor to Him by taking time to periodically remember what He has done for us. I write it in a gratitude journal. You may have another strategy for remembering special things God has said or done.
Please take a moment today to jot down some of the wonderful things God has done for you in the past or this week and thank Him or ponder a favorite scripture that speaks to you today. I hope it will help brighten your day.
Dear Lord, I thank You so much for the grace You give to allow me to share my thoughts. I thank You for each and every reader of this study. Please bless them with a reminder of Your faithfulness and goodness in the midst of trials or just every day challenges. Thank You for miracles this week as we grieve of the loss of loved ones. Thank you for the special memories and comfort there too. In Jesus name, Amen