Read Psalm 111:1-9
Key Verses: “May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children” (Psalm 90:16 NIV).
“He has made his wonderful works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and full of compassion” (Psalm 111:4 NKJV).
God’s mighty works are demonstrated in various ways. The deliverance of Israel from Pharaoh’s bondage in Egypt was just one aspect of God’s mighty deeds that are meant to be remembered. The crossing of river Jordan was another. The victories he gave to them over their enemies in the wilderness were other aspects of his mighty acts. We can also talk about his deeds of splendor, his deeds of favour, his deeds of blessings, his works of grace and mercy.
God’s command concerning all his works and deeds are encompassing. The Psalmist says that all of God’s mighty hands are to be remembered, “He has made his wonderful works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and full of compassion” (Psalm 111:4 NKJV).
We commemorate and immortalize the works of God in various active and practical ways: we teach them, memorize them, write them down at our door posts, gates and other visible places, recite them, we celebrate and observe them, etc. “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth. For if you carefully keep all these commandments which I command you to do — to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him — then the Lord will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess greater and mightier nations than yourselves” (Deut 11:18-24).
We remember the mighty works of God when we write them down. God said to John in the Island of Patmos, a most uncomfortable place, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia…” (Rev.1:11).
When we create memorials, souvenir and landmarks they are practical ways of remembering the mighty works of God.
The Psalmist also said his works are to be studied. “The works of the LORD are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them.”
His works are to be meditated or reflected upon. “All mankind will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done” (Psalm 64:9 NIV).
PRAYER: Almighty God, help me to take all steps to preserve the memory of Your mighty works.