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January 24, 2021                                    

 “Lest Thou Forget.”

 

Deuteronomy 4: 9-10 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons; Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

 

              This most serious and sober warning appears to be a continual theme throughout the scriptures in both Testaments.

 “take heed of thyself and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget.”

I can’t speak for anyone else, but one of those things I know very well about myself is the fact that I am prone to forget.  Some may be thinking, well brother, at your age that is quite understandable.  And, I must confess I often find myself going from one room to the next to get something, only to get there and forget what it was I was planning to get.  But that is a different story.

            When I say that “I am prone to forget,” I mean, too often I find myself caught up in all that is going on in the world around, failing to stop as the Lord says and, “take heed, and keep thy soul diligently,” which from looking at the Strong’s Conc., is another way of saying, “pay attention and work hard to guard your thoughts, or you will forget Me.”

            Thankfully, the Lord has helped me to see, especially recently, how much I need to be continually reminded of the things that are not only true, but the things which are eternally true.  I need to be reminded as did the children of Israel of who my God is. He is THE ALMIGHTY!

 Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

 

Deuteronomy 3:24 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?

 

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

 

            What an encouragement and blessing it is to be reminded of the infinite greatness and glory of our GOD! 

 

Nehemiah 8:5-6 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up: And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

 

            What a comfort and strength it is to know that our Great God is not a God far away, nor One who does not value His beloved children. But our Heavenly Father who loves and perfectly cares for each and every one of His children is eternally close at hand.

 

Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

            What great peace it brings to be reminded from His Word that the God of all creation sees, knows and will meet our every need!

 

1Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

 

            Though the world around us may seem to be raging totally out of control, what strength and joy comes when I am reminded that the Sovereign God of the universe is in complete control of all things, and He it is who is abiding in us and filling us with His amazing, eternal, immutable grace and mercy!

 

Psalms 43:3-4 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

 

John 15:9-11 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

 

            Holy Spirit, lest we forget, remind us by Your Holy Scriptures, morning, noon and night of all Your precious word reveals to us of the manifold and infinite greatness and glory of our Great God, Saviour and King!

           

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