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Put Me in Remembrance

October 22, 2017

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Put Me in Remembrance

Good memories are savored  in over-stuffed photo albums,  little knick-knacks, books,  old toys,  antiques,  and memorabilia of all sorts.     As we look at these things,  nostalgic memories  flood our minds  and we enjoy  many more related thoughts  about our loved ones.

It is good  to keep these memories alive  and show appreciation  for all the blessings  we have had  the privilege  of enjoying  throughout our lives.

In all  of our remembering,  there are some memories  that are an absolute necessity.     We dare not forget  who made us,  who gives us life  from day to day,  who forgives us  all our sins,  who comforts us  in our deep distresses.

And so,  God tells us  in Isaiah 43:25-26,

I,  even I,  am the One  who wipes out  your transgressions  for My own sake;
And I  will not remember  your sins.

Put Me  in remembrance;  let us argue  our case together,
State your cause,  that you  may be proved right.

When God says,Put Me in remembrance, that has a lot  of meaning  in the Hebrew language.     It includes things like:

—  meditate on My name

—  think about Me

—  make mention of My name  to others

—  recall all the memories  of how  I have helped you

—  care about thinking  about Me

—  mention My name  with praise  and celebration

—  set up a memorial  that will help you  to always remember Me.

Just as we save things  to keep around  to remind us  of loved ones,  we do the same  for our Lord.     We set up a time  for worship  and daily Bible study,  we place objects  in our homes  that remind us  of our Lord,  we witness  to others  as the occasions arise,  we give prayers  of thanksgiving  for our meals  and other blessings.

In all of these things  we are putting the Lord  in remembrance.     If any  of these things  have disappeared  from our lives,  we’re probably forgetting  where our next breath  is coming from  and who holds us  in His hands  —  for blessings  and for righteous judgments.

As God said in verse 26Put Me in remembrance;  let us argue our case together,  state your cause,  that you may be proved right.”

In other words,  if anyone really thinks  they have a very good  and valid reason  for forgetting God  day after day,  they need to tell God  about their “just cause“.    They need  to prove  to God  that they are “right”  in purposely forgetting  about Him.

Each one of us  will have to prove  our case  before God  on Judgment Day.    Will we have a “case“?     Or  —  better yet  —   will we  be among those  who have gladly put God  in remembrance  and will then be filled  with  praises  for all the memories  of God’s faithful love  and salvation  in Jesus Christ?

We know our Lord  always holds us  in remembrance.     After all,  He suffered  and died  to pay  for all our sins.     And,  that’s no small thing  to forget.

The more we remember,  the more memories  are brought again  to mind.     As we keep on remembering,  we can say,  “Hallelujah!     My God  and Savior  remembers  even me.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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