(a short sermon)
When I was younger, I had an awesome memory. I remembered everything that anyone said, word for word.
It was a great talent, though it was annoying to those who didn’t remember so well.
“Dad, don’t you remember you promised to give me a $5, today.”
But memories can be annoying to us as well.
Our memory can be a treasure or a curse.
If we spend time remembering and rehearsing offenses…either the regrets we have had or the offenses that others have done to us, then we will be living inside our own personal torture chamber.
We need to use our memories in a positive manner that will assist us as we move forward.
When I look at the word, Remember, in the Bible, I see several important points:
God Remembered Noah when he was in the ark….Genesis 8:1
And He promises to REMEMBER his covenant with man and not destroy us by water again (Genesis 9:15)
Last night’s rain gave me some doubts J
Scriptures were written so that God’s people would remember, and one of the 10 commandments says we are to REMEMBER the Sabbath to keep it holy.
We keep the Sabbath holy, or separate, by remembering it.
Btw, if you don’t have a church family, I invite you to join us, tomorrow, here at 10:30. Come at 9:45 for breakfast and fellowship.
Throughout Scripture, God calls man to remember and He promises to remember.
I want to conclude with a verse from Ecclesiastes in which King Solomon is talking about the importance of remembering, before we get old:
Remember your Creator
in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
and the years approach when you will say,
“I find no pleasure in them”—
He is our Creator, Sustainer, He is our Savior, Redeemer…He is the One who REMEMBERS us.
Remember while we are young.
For some of us, we are no longer young, but this Scripture speaks to us, too, for we can remember God NOW, and it will affect our Today and Tomorrow.
Remember, now …
Before so many distractions take our attention away from Him.
Before we become bitter.
In Jesus, God the Father brought us into a new life. His Holy Spirit will sustain us.
God bless you!