Deuteronomy 8:18 – But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
If you have a safe in your home, but don’t know the combination, you cannot get into it to store or retrieve your valuables. For that reason, you would surely memorize the combination. And even if you had issues with your memory for that purpose, you would at least have the combination recorded in a place you could remember, from which you could retrieve the combination whenever you needed it. It amazes me to think of the measures Christians will take to store their natural possessions safely from thieves, while not considering the most valuable possessions they hold valuable enough to store them securely. And what are those possessions? Those possessions fall under the general heading of KNOWLEDGE. KNOWLEDGE of the Scriptures; where divine promises are found; how to use the Name of Jesus; the power of the Name of Jesus, His blood, His Word, and the mighty Holy Ghost. These divine jewels that are the possessions of heaven’s citizenry are all too often handled with great slackness and lack of diligence.
How many Christians face financial crises in their life? At some point, every believer has faced such issues. So why do some rise victoriously and prosper through those places while so many others languish under the daily pressures of lack, poverty, and desperation? God does not show favoritism of one man over another, but He DOES favor faith over doubt and unbelief. The question must be asked; what have we done with the Word? Have we allowed Satan to come and steal it? We are warned that he will come for that very reason. Do we allow our own spirit man to remain full of rocks and unplowed ground where the Word can take root and grow? Do we allow the cares of this life, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things to choke out the Word in our life? Or do we take the necessary action to make sure our spirits are well prepared to receive the Word, and once received, protect and water it until is produces fruit in our lives?
Take a moment and read our Text for Today again. Do you see the commandment? “Thou shalt remember the Lord thy God…” There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and Holy Ghost; these three are One. If you truly remember the Lord your God, then you also hold in your memory His Word, for they are One. Put your memory to work by faith, and begin remembering your God above all else today.
Manna for Today – Psalm 118; Deuteronomy 8; 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; Romans 12:1-2; Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 12:24