Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Things to Remember

"Remembering To Remember"

    A significant aspect of the Christian life involves remembering truths about God and His promised presence and involvement in our lives.  This especially relates to the difficulties encountered along the frequently rocky paths of life in a fallen world, even as the Psalmist declared, "I remembered Thy judgments of old, o Lord, and have comforted myself" (Psalm 119:52).  Indeed, the promises of Scripture are many and assured regarding the believer's capacity to walk in peace regardless of circumstance.  We must believe in our Lord's ability to reveal His calm in the midst of any and every tempest.  

   "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea" (Psalm 46:1-2).

    In this series of messages, we will consider a number of these promises of peace, or, "things to remember."  What has God said to us in His Word about Himself that keeps us in peace when it might seem that we should be overwhelmed?  How do we experience the seeming enigma affirmed by the Apostle Paul, who confessed that we are, "as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing"? (II Corinthians 6:10).  Remembrance has much to do with such peace and joy.  By definition, believers believe - "The just shall live by faith" (Romans 1:17).  In order to do so, we must have God's promises hidden in our hearts so that we may bring them forth to settle the frequently turbulent surface of our minds and emotions.  Thus, we must remember to remember.  This week we will consider a number of Scriptural truths that empower us to know the tranquility promised by the prophet to those who recall and affirm the Truths that enable us to transcend…

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee."

(Isaiah 26:3)

Weekly Memory Verse

   I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed.

(Psalm 77:3)

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