Things to Remember – Part 6

Memory, like forward thought, needs to be focused.

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Psalm 77:10-11 – And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.  I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

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Not all things of the past should be remembered.  In fact, Scriptures teach clearly that there are many things of the past that should be actively forgotten.  Many people think that forgetting is simply a passive thing, or the result of non-engagement.  They are talking about things they learned in school that they cannot at a later point call to memory.  But according to Scriptures, forgetting is just as active an undertaking as remembering.  And while there are many things the believer should actively forget, there are also many things the believer should actively pursue to remember.  Their benefits are awesome indeed.

Each year in America, we have a Superbowl, a World’s Series, a basketball championship, etc.  But in reality, what will be the value of those events in the light of eternity, or even in the light of one human lifetime?  Such events hold, at best, short-term memories that may evoke good or bad emotions, depending upon which team wins.  But what God does always carries eternal value.  Everything the Lord does carries revelation of Who He is, what He can do, why He does it, and for whom He does it.  Many of His works are recorded in the Scriptures, and therefore will build faith in those who hear it.  And it is likely that God has done many more things since the Scriptures were penned than anyone can imagine, and each one continues to be a revelation of Who He is. 

I am convinced that it is of keen importance to the body of Christ that we learn to use memories of those things the Lord holds important for our greatest benefit.  Consider our Text for Today.  While the Superbowl may be exciting for the moment, the SUPERNATURAL of God will endure for eternity.  While the Worlds Series may last for seven games, the work of the Lord will continue for eternity.  And while the NBA playoffs may highlight a few star athletes for a few days, the Kingdom of God highlights Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, along with a myriad of chosen vessels for ever and ever.  Oh God, help us to recoup the memories You have recorded for us in Your Word, and help us to walk in such a manner as to daily create new memories that continue to shine like cities set on a hill for the glory of God.  All You have done is glorious, and you have a place for us to make every day a glorious day, creating memories that are worthy of remembering.

Manna for Today – Psalm 118; Deuteronomy 32:1-15; Genesis 9:5; 1 Chronicles 16:12; Psalm 77:6-11; Proverbs 4:20-23; Isaiah 43:26; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34; Philippians 2:1-11; Philippians 3:13;  Romans 12:1-2; Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 12:24; Leviticus 19:32; Proverbs 16:31