REMEMBER GOD'S PAST FAITHFULNESS
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*REMEMBER GOD'S PAST FAITHFULNESS.*
Isaiah 1:2-3 *Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.*
*The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Remember God’s past faithfulness. It tells you God who fulfilled His part in the past will do the future.
Remembering God’s past faithfulness should be treasured by all believers.
To enhance our trust in God today, it is good that we engage with history.
We engage with history, first by looking back to God's past goodness in our lives and second, His goodness as recorded in the scriptures.
History is a patient judge. It has proved God right, though He needs no one to prove Him right.
However, while our memories should become our greatest treasure of praises, not all people look back nor remember God’s past faithfulness.
The level to which humanity has fallen is best described by the Prophet Isaiah when he delivered God's message saying animals know their masters but God's people do not know God as their Master.
How we often forget the goodness of God!
The Israelites soon forgot the Mighty Hands that delivered them from the Egyptian oppression, subjection of four hundred and thirty years, Exd 12:40, Deut 7:8, 12. So it is also, today.
They even preferred the "good" but bitter, bread of sorrow and affliction (...the cucumbers of Egypt, Numb 11:5 ) to God's daily provision for them, Exd 16: 12-18.
The people forgot the mercies of God.
Isaiah reminded them through the word of the Lord, saying *Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.* Isaiah 1:9.
Though God dwells independently of His creation, to make Him feel abandoned after He has *".....nourished and brought up children,...* who eventually rebelled against Him, (ref Isaiah 1:2) is enough to stir us up and reconsider our ways, reason with Him and stop hurting His feelings, Isaiah 1:18-20.
By the rivers of Babylon, Hebrew captives, away from home were so committed to remembering Jerusalem (the dwelling of God) that they said *"If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.* [i.e ther skill]; Psalm 137.
Before you sin: disobey, rebel etc, first consider how God would feel.
Always remember, God has feelings too, Isaiah 63:9, Heb 4:15.
Looking back, what memories of His goodness can you remember?
Thank Him for them and let them be your guide into the future, Ps 74: 11-14.
Memories of what the Lord had done should be timeless treasures in the heart of the believer.
If you know God has done something for you, do all you can to please Him all ways.
*Call to Word action.*
Moses reminded the people of Israel to remember God when success comes their way saying: *"But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.* (Deut 8:18)
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Remember who you were, where you were.
Compare and contrast to; who you are today and where you are now.
Deut 1:31 *And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place.*
Lord help me to remember You in all l do. I am grateful and let me show a heart of gratitude continually, not wavering, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day.
God bless you.