Wednesday, March 19, 2014

remember these things


Today’s post is simply a word study or a trek through the Bible looking for the word “remember”.  Each verse to come uses the same word in the same way, but the context of each is very different.  Read, learn and share what God says to you.

God heard their groaning, and he remembered his covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

God doesn’t forget.  His promises come true always.

Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands.

We need to remember where we came from and that God was with us all the way.

Then as I looked over the situation, I called together the nobles and the rest of the people and said to them, “Don’t be afraid of the enemy!  Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!”

We can help others remember God.  Tell the stories often.

Psalm 25:7  NLT
Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth.  Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord.

God doesn’t remember our sins after He forgives them.  His love covers it all.

Yes, remember your Creator now while you are young, before the silver cord of life snaps and the golden bowl is broken.  Don’t wait until the water jar is smashed at the spring and the pulley is broken at the well.

Remember God.  That is our job.  Acknowledge that you did look away or forget.  When you remember God, turn around.  Come back to Him.

Jonah 2:7  NLT
As my life was slipping away, I remembered the Lord.  And my earnest prayer went out to you in your holy Temple.

He hears our prayer, and He lets us return to Him.

I have heard all about you, Lord.  I am filled with awe by your amazing works.  In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by.  And in your anger, remember your mercy.

When we remind God, we are really reminding ourselves and those around us.

Luke 10:3  NLT
Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves.

Remember the purpose God gave you in this world.  We need His wisdom and courage.

John 12:16  NLT
His disciples didn’t understand at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy.  But after Jesus entered into his glory, they remembered what had happened and realized that these things had been written about him.

After the fact remember.  That is what humans do.  We often forget and need to remember.

and gave thanks to God for it.  Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you.  Do this to remember me.”

Remember what Jesus did for us.  Communion or Lord’s Supper does the reminding.

Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you.  Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

God forgave our sin.  Forgetting that leads us to judge others.

Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself.  Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.

Being selfish keeps us from thinking about others.  That’s not what Jesus did.

John 14:28  NLT
Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again.  If you really loved me, you would be happy that I am going to the Father, who is greater than I am.

Jesus is coming back.  Sweet truth to remember.  The end!

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