God so often cautioned His people to not forget and stray from His statutes and laws. When the people obeyed, there was life and when the people rebelled and disobeyed without repentance, there was judgment and often death.
God would have us to remember that we were created by Him and for Him. Our purpose on this earth is to love, worship and serve God alone. David kept the memory of God’s glorious acts ever before him and said, “…and men shall speak of the power of your awesome acts; and I will tell of your greatness. They shall eagerly utter the memory of your abundant goodness and shall shout joyfully of Your righteousness.” In these verses remembrance is with an implication of honor, worship and celebration. David also said “Remember the wondrous works He has done” and “Remember His covenant forever.”
Moses addressed the people of God and said, “only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.” He also said, “Remember the day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb when the Lord said to me, ‘assemble the people to Me, that I may let them hear My words so they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’”
Be encouraged to be more passionate and diligent to worship God—Make known His deeds! We must live in memory of our new covenant relationship we have with God—a covenant of eternal life through Jesus Christ who shed His blood and redeemed us from death, hell and the grave.
References: Genesis 12:1-3; Deuteronomy 4:1-24; Psalm 145; I Chronicles 16:7-36; I Corinthians 15:1-2; Psalm 30
NOW GO LIVE IT!