We always give gifts to our dear ones so that they will remember us. We sign autographs saying, ‘forget me not’. Why? We want them to remember us. God gave us the ultimate gift and the bible says in 2 Cor. 9:15 that God gave ‘His indescribable gift’. No words can describe the gift. That is why God says, “Remember Me”.
To remember the Lord is one thing God expects from every believer. From the Old Testament, God is repeatedly telling his children to remember Him. The Bible instructs us ‘to remember the creator in the days of our youth’. (Ecc 12:1). Pro 3:5 says, In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
1.Remember Him when you get wealth:
The Lord wanted the Israelites to remember Him. Deut 8:11 says, Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God. God gave them the power to get wealth and wanted to establish His covenant, which is an everlasting covenant. Deut 8:18 says “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to you fathers, as it is this day”.
God always does something in our life so that we will remember Him. What a pathetic thing it is for men to forget the Lord when they get rich. God is grieved at that. Be humble and thankful for what the Lord has done. We should remember where we came from.
2. Remember Him when you get the Victory:
David turned out to be a victorious king. Saul killed a thousand but David killed a ten thousand. The secret is that he remembered the Lord. He says, ‘Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God’. David made a decision to remember the Lord. (Ps 20:7) David says, ‘I remember Your name in the night, O Lord! (Ps 119:55). David makes a choice to remember the Lord.
Have you made a decision like David? Do you want to be a man after God’s own heart? The Bible says in Prov. 21:31 that ‘The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory is of the Lord’. How many times we have thought that ‘we did it’. No, it is the Lord who works through us. It is time to give God all the glory.
3. Remember Him when you get help:
The Lord delivers us from trouble. When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against Him. (Is 59:19)? It is God who comes for the rescue. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. (Ps 34: 19) God commands His angels to take charge over us. (Ps 91:11)
The Psalmist says in Ps 63:6,7, I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. How much David acknowledges the Lord! Do you tell the Lord day and night that He is your help?
4. Remember Him at the Lord’s table:
The Lord Jesus on the same night He was betrayed, took the bread and gave thanks, He broke it and said, Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in ‘remembrance of Me’ (I Cor 11:24, 25). Jesus did something so that the disciples will remember Him.
Before going to the Cross, Jesus made sure he did something, which will remind the disciples of Himself. We should never forget the love which sent Jesus to the Cross of Calvary. How happy the Lord will be if we remember him in our lives.
5. Remember Him as the resurrected Savior:
Some remember Jesus as ‘a baby ‘. Some remember Jesus as ‘Crucified Jesus’. They even keep such pictures to remind them of that. Because, we always want to keep the pictures of our loved ones in a way we want to remember them.
But we remember Jesus Christ as “The resurrected Savior” Paul the apostle writes to Timothy, ‘Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to my gospel’. (2 Tim 2:8) We are serving a living God.
Let us remember the Lord our God every moment of our life. Amen.