Sunday Morning Podcast June 14, 2015. Bro. Danny Sanders
TEXT:GENESIS 40:14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:
23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died; and the children of Israel sighed by reason of their bondage, and they cried and their cry came up unto God by reason of their bondage.
24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
How important is it for you and I to remember? Remembering plays an important role in our lives. It requires us to mentally record an important thought or fact. An action on our part. Remembering is the key to many problems both temporally, and spiritually. In Genesis 40:14, Joseph faced a dilemma of being imprisoned unjustly. The key to Joseph getting out was for a released prisoner to remember to tell the king, so Joseph also could be freed. In Exodus 2:23-25, God remembering His promise to His people the Israelites, was key to them being delivered from the bondage of Egypt.
In 2 Peter 3:1,2 and Corinthians 4:17 we see the exhortations to be mindful, and to remember the teachings of Christ. Remembering is key to following Christ in obedience, to keep us spiritually victorious. In Deuteronomy 31:6, is the promise that God will help with courage and strength, when fear might overtake us. Mark 9:23 tells us that anything is possible with God, if we only will believe. In Matthew 22:37,38, we are instructed to love the Lord God with all our heart, soul, and mind. This is the first commandment. Of course the key here again, is remembering. Do we spend all our energies on the day to day gains and problems, and not as much the things of God? Whatever we “spend ourselves” on, it will define who we are. It is what we will be remembered by. In the end, the problems and strife of this world will mean nothing in eternity.
What will be valuable, is remembering the great sacrifice of life and blood of Jesus. It was so we could have deliverance from sin, …to then live holy. Hopefully we will remember to endeavor in this life for those things that bring an eternal reward in Christ. Remembering that the treasures of the soul, and not of this earth, are eternal. So that we remember that there are others that need Christ. It will take us to remember to reach out to them, so they too can be delivered from sin.
When it’s all said and done, what really matters? If you can’t say Christ, your life is in vain!