In my Bible study these days a thought keeps resonating: Remember.
a significant theme that appears many times in scripture as we are
instructed to remember days, events, places, people, and teachings that
speak to God's holiness, power, character, and sovereignty.
remembrance, we are in danger of listening to other voices that tickle
our ears with promises of another Jesus who is more politically correct
and gives us a pass on sin, a salvation where "love wins" and the cross
doesn't matter, and special revelations and mystical experiences that
aren't biblical no matter how spiritual they seem. Before we know it we
have forgotten who God is, what He has done for us, and what He promises
with protection and blessing when we obey...and dire consequences when
we choose our own way over His.
He is a jealous God
who will not share our affections for other things more than Him. He is a
holy God who will not overlook our deciding to ride the fence on issues
that He has declared sin. And He will not tolerate being mocked when we
we ascribe to Him through the Holy Spirit words and manifestations He
did not say or do.
But ultimately, I think what what we
are in danger of forgetting is that the whole of scripture is one huge
love story with the bright scarlet thread of redemption woven into the
drab fabric of our fall from grace, leading to His perfect plan of
salvation through Jesus Christ. I think that is what He wants us to
remember most of all and it is the message being lost in the church.
the cross and the empty tomb and why we need a Savior. Remember who you
are in Christ. Remember what God has done and will do. Remember His