Thursday, January 7, 2010
What Not to Forget
Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth.
—1 Chronicles 16:12
I have noticed that as I get older, I forget things more often. There have been times when I have been looking for my reading glasses, only to find them on my head. It is kind of embarrassing. There have been times when I am looking for something that I have misplaced and then forgot what I was looking for while I was still looking for that thing. I have found that I need reminders, so sometimes I will jot down little notes to myself. Or, I will even ask someone to remind me about something.
I have discovered that I tend to remember what I ought to forget and forget what I ought to remember. When did I consciously memorize the lyrics to stupid commercials and songs I didn't even like? I can't get rid of them no matter how hard I try. And how is it that I cannot, at times, remember verses that I have actually committed to memory? What I find is that I need to remind myself and refresh my memory over and over again.
Why do we need to be reminded? Because we tend to forget. The Bible is a book that is filled with reminders. Not only that, but it is a book that is filled with repetition. It tells us the same thing again and again and again, because we forget things.
And there is no more important area in which to think than our faith. Because what we believe about God and what He says about himself is the most important thing we could focus on and think about. What you think about God has everything to do with how you will live. Why? Because your view of God will determine how you react to what comes your way in life.
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Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
- This life will have its sorrows
- God loves us
- Jesus weeps in our times of pain
- God can be glorified through human suffering
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