Read Psalms 106:1-15
Key Verses: “Our Fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; they did not remember the multitude of Your mercies, but rebelled by the sea- the Red Sea. Nevertheless He saved them for His name’s sake, that He might make His mighty power known” (Verses 7,8).
As we said yesterday, there is a lot we need to recollect of what God has done in our lives. Otherwise, we shall think God has not done anything for us. When we forget his works in our lives it gives rise to murmuring and complaining like the children of Israel did (Psalms 106:13,21; Exo. 15:24; 16:2; 17:2). Remembering the victories, and at times, the so-called “defeats,” forms an important part of the testimonies and milestones of our lives.
We need to remember the account of our salvation and our redemption. Believer, recall where you were and where you are coming from, recall how you wallowed in sin, and were a captive to Satan, until Jesus came, rescued you, and gave you hope of a better future. You were not in any way better than others who are dead or who do not enjoy a relationship with Christ. But God has chosen you and called you due to his mercy and grace. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God” (Eph.2:8).
Child of God, recollect all that God has done for you and still does for you. Recall all his compassion, tender mercies and love towards you. Even while you were yet a sinner Jesus died for you. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom.5:8).
Remember his deliverances. Don’t be quick to forget how he delivered and rescued you from danger, from sickness and from death. Just like the word of the prophet Jeremiah recalled: “This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion fails not, they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lam.3:21-23).
Remember his covenant promises. Have you forgotten that you are his covenant child upon whom he has bestowed his covenant grace and blessings? “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation!” (Psalm 68:19).
Recall his assurances to always provide for your needs. Not once has he failed in this regard. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Psalm 23:6).
Remember his goodness towards you. Don’t forget it was his goodness that led you to salvation. Recall you are sustained daily by his goodness towards you. “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11).
PRAYER: Father, forgive me for those times I have behaved so foolishly by forgetting the things you have done for me.