Remember Or Forget
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It is a reality of Christian experience that, unless we take deliberate counter measures, over time we will forget what God has formerly revealed to our hearts and done in our lives.  And by forgetting, we will grow progressively dull and unresponsive to His spirit.  For this cause, Moses repeatedly warned God= s people against forgetting:

Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons (Deuteronomy 4:9 NAS.  See also 4:23, 6:12, 8:11-14).

ATo forget@ means in Hebrew to @mislay, that is, to be oblivious of something, from want of memory or attention.@  In Greek, it means to Aloose out of mind, implying neglect.@

Thus to keep from forgetting, we must deliberately practice remembering.  ATo remember@ means Ato mark, so as to be recognized@ (Hebrew) and Ato exercise memory, to actively recollect or rehearse@ (Greek).

In Psalm 103 (NAS), David instructed his own soul to bless God and Aforget none of His benefits@ (vs. 2).  He then rehearsed the ways and acts of God that come Ato those who keep His covenant, and who remember His precepts to do them@ (vs. 18).

Like David, we all must be diligent through study, meditation, praise, thanksgiving, and prayer, to repeatedly revisit the markers of God= s dealings in our lives.  But sometimes we need others to provoke us to remember.  When Nehemiah saw the workers rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem come under attack and be paralyzed with fear, he admonished them, A>Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses=@ (Nehemiah 4:14 NAS).

In the same way, Peter considered it right to stir up our sincere mind by way of reminder, saying AI shall always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you@ (II Peter 1:12 NAS, see vs.13, 3:1).

Through Word Based Counseling, we have been able to help those we counsel to remember the Lord and what He has done for them and  promised them in the past, and many have been able to "remember the Lord," rise up, and throw off the attacks on their lives.  May God cause each of us to becomeB not forgetful hearersB but effectual doers, for Athis man shall be blessed in what he does@ (James 1:25 NAS).

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