Monday, May 05, 2008

REMEMBER AND GIVE THANKS FOR GOD AND HIS MIGHTY DEEDS (Parental heads up)

"1Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. 2Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; speak of aHis wonders." Psalm 105:24,25
And verse 5 says,
"Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth,"
When men forget the marvelous things of God, complete unfaithfulness follows. They forget the covenants He made and they do not call on Him and praise Him. They forget the good times, and all of His blessings, and do not keep themselves in the love of God (Jude 21). God is not surprised. Man's aptness to forget is a reason for God's giving us the Lord's Supper memorial: "do this in remembrance of Me" (Lk. 22:19).

Jesus said to one particular group of Christians, "Remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first;..." (Rev. 2:5). To another group He said, "So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent..." (Rev.3:3). The problem is it is necessary that we stay close to God, spending time daily with Him in devotion, or we will forget. It's why the Psalm reminds us to "remember His wonders which He has done."

What about our children? With too many of our own children in the church, there won't be a problem with them forgetting: because of parental delinquency, the children will never have even heard. How shall our children be faithful to God unless parents remind them daily that He is an everpresent reality? How shall they be faithful if they have never been expected to walk in His ways? If parents are going to train up their children in the way they should go (Pro. 22:6), then today they must be in training with parents taking every opportunity to talk to their children about God. Today, will we speak to our children of his mighty deeds? With our children, will we speak to them about all of His wonderful works?

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