Faith is Remembering

The book of Deuteronomy, it seems, is all about remembering:

Remember the day you stood before the Lord…

Remember you were slaves in Egypt…  (this one shows up five times)

Remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh…

Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the desert…

Remember the Lord your God…

Remember this and never forget how you provoked the Lord…

Remember … God’s majesty, his mighty hand, his outstretched arm…

Remember the time of your departure from Egypt…

Remember what the Lord your God did to Miriam…

Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past…

Do you remember, dear reader?  Do you remember what God has done for you?  Can you stand with one hand grasping your present struggle and one hand firmly holding the past, remembering His Deliverance?  Remember your God because He remembers you. 

Remember…

Remember…

Remember…

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3 thoughts on “Faith is Remembering

  1. Amen & amen!! I find that as I take the time to reflect and remember the blessings and miracles God has given me it gives me strength to go on. When the waves are crashing, the winds are blowing and the skies look overcast, I can put my trust in God. I can go forward knowing He’s never let me down. He only wants the best for us!!

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  2. Very good summary of Deuteronomy. Some historians believe Deuteronomy was written much later than the rest of the Pentateuch (Gen – Deut), perhaps during the exile, to remind the Israelites of God’s good provision for them when they obeyed. It was also serve as a summons for them to return to obedience. So, some think Deuteronomy is actually a treatment of early Israelite history in sermon form to encourage faithfulness. Remembering is at the heart of obedience and faithfulness even for Christians today. wb

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