One of the key commandments in the Old Testament, and all of scripture, is this. Remember. Remember the Lord your God. Remember what He has done. Remember His gifts, remember His power, remember the freedom He has given. Deuteronomy 6:10-12:
Remember what the Lord has done. Listen to what we are told today in Deuteronomy 6:10-12:
10 When the Lord your God has brought you into the land that he swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you a land with fine, large cities that you did not build, 11houses filled with all sorts of goods that you did not fill, hewn cisterns that you did not hew, vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant and when you have eaten your fill, 12take care that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
In this passage from Deuteronomy, the Israelites are getting ready to cross over into the Promised Land. They are getting ready to go and get the land that God had promised to their ancestors. And this is the Lord’s message to them.
Don’t forget, that you haven’t done this. Take care not to forget the Lord.
Remember that He has given your strength in battle. He has given you courage in the fight. He has given you victories. He has done it all. Remember that you stand there, because of the grace of the Lord.
That’s a great reminder to us all. Remember what the Lord has done. Remember how He has brought us to this place. How He has been our strength and shield, how He has been our defender. He has been our rock.
He is the one that makes it all possible.
Remember what the Lord has done. And know this. He is not done yet, either. He will continue to give us strength and courage and power.
He has been faithful in the past. And He will be faithful in the future.
Don’t forget what the Lord has done. And do not doubt what the Lord will do.
He has been faithful. And He will be faithful.
He is the Lord.