Remembering to Remember
Remembering dates and events has always been easy for me. Maybe that’s why I’ve been fascinated by history all my life. This interest in people, places, events, and dates led me to earn an undergraduate degree in history.
When in seminary my church history teacher had me see the subject in a new light. On the white board in the classroom he wrote,
“History = HIS + Story.”
He then said, “History is an accounting of God’s activity amongst humankind and the accounting of their obedience, disobedience, and even defiance toward Him.” That’s why it’s important we remember the past.
Did you the Bible also teaches us to remember?
Psalm 103 teaches us to remember.
“Bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is within me, bless His Holy name.”Psalm 103:1
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.”Proverbs 23:7
1. Remember His Forgiveness – Psalm 103:2, 10
“Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits”Psalm 103:2
“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.”Psalm 103:10
Never minimize the forgiveness of sin in your life.
2. Remember His Healing – Psalm 103:3b
“and heals all your diseases,”Psalm 103:3b
“By His stripes we are healed”Isaiah 53:5
Remember who is The Great Physician.
3. Remember His Redemption – Psalm103:4a
“who redeems your life from the pit”Psalm 103:4a
Remember who is your Redeemer.
4. Remember His Steadfast Love – Psalm 103:4b – 5
“and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”Psalm 103:4b -5
Remember who loves you unconditionally.
The Bible and history teach us of HIS love and HIS story.