May 6: Remembering Part 3

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“Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible , and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses” (Nehemiah 4:14).

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God” (Psalm 20:7).

Here are two verses in which “remember” is used as a strengthening. Look back on what the Lord has done to give you boldness, to give you courage, and to give you the strength to fight against seemingly impossible odds. Remember that even if the priests of Baal scare you, that they don’t scare God. Remember how God makes a fool of them. Remember how God is the creator. Remember how God is not afraid, and use that to not be afraid yourself.

Remember his marvelous works that he hath done , his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth” (1 Chronicles 16:12).

“All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee” (Psalm 22:27).

Here  we see remembering being used sort of synonymously with repenting. The world remembering is the world worshiping. The world remembering is the world being right with its creator.

“Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? ” (Mark 8:18).

Here we see that calling people to remember is calling people to repentance. And remembering calls us out of this state of inaction into holiness. Remember what happened, and be holy.

 “That ye may remember , and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God”  (Numbers 15:40).

Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel” (2 Timothy 2:8).

This kind of remembering is not just an intellectual pursuit. God is not telling us to simply know something. We are to act on that knowledge. Because remembering is keeping something in your mind. It is a continuous activity.

The following passages are examples of asking God to not remember our sins, but instead remember His promise to us.

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD”  (Psalm 25:7).

“Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us” (Jeremiah 14:21).

And here we have an example of God promising just that:

 “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 8:12).

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “May 6: Remembering Part 3

  1. Thank you for sharing this. Taking notes;

    “Look back on what the Lord has done to give you boldness, to give you courage, and to give you the strength to fight against seemingly impossible odds. Remember that even if the priests of Baal scare you, that they don’t scare God. Remember how God makes a fool of them. Remember how God is the creator. Remember how God is not afraid, and use that to not be afraid yourself.”

  2. Thank you so much for a blog where I can come and have my thoughts directed to the Lord. I will return to these posts, I’m sure.

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