David Jeremiah 11 January 2024 Devotional
Read David Jeremiah 11 January 2024 Devotional, Thursday Turning Point Devotional Message
TOPIC: Remember Not to Forget
Then beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage – Deuteronomy 6:12
Recommended Reading: Joshua 4:19-24
Philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” That usually refers to remembering the mistakes of the past—if we don’t remember them, we are likely to make them again. But the same could be said about blessings. If we fail to remember the blessings of the past, we are more likely to fear the future.
When Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land, he had a stone memorial built after they crossed the Jordan River. It was to remind future generations that God not only dried up the Jordan so they could cross, but He also parted the Red Sea so they could escape the Egyptian army (Joshua 4:19-24). Before Jesus returned to heaven, He instituted a memorial meal by which, when celebrated, future generations of believers could remember His death for them. Remembering the blessings of the past is a powerful motivation for facing the future.
Do you keep a journal or diary in which you record what God has done in your life? It is a helpful way never to forget.
How worthy it is to remember former benefits when we come to beg for new.
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Genesis 36 – 38
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