Summary: Things we should remember!
MEMORIAL DAY 2005
I. BRING TO REMEMBRANCE
De 32:7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
The youth have not seen all that their elders have seen. The stories must be told them over and over again. God did not want Israel to forget the miracles he performed in delivering them from Egypt, the crossing of the Red Sea and Jordan and from their enemies at many other times. He did not want them to forget Him!
A. REMEMBER YOUR DELIVERANCE FROM EGYPT (SIN)
Ex 13:3 And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.
The celebration of the Passover was to remind them annually of their deliverance from Egypt.De 7:18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;
De 15:15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.
They were not to fear the enemies that God had defeated for them, but they were to remember His deliverance, instead. The Passover was a constant reminder from generation to generation.
B. REMEMBER HIS GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION
De 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
The wilderness journey was to prove whether or not they would serve the LORD. Though it was a time of testing, yet God provided for their every need. They must remember how He cared for them even in the wilderness.
C. REMEMBER HIS PROVISION
De 8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
If the world resents the Jew for his ability to make money, they must remember that God gave him this special ability. They have been persecuted beyond what any other nation has ever been, and without special skills and abilities, they would become extinct. If we follow God’s rules, we too, may gain wealth. You do not accumulate wealth by wasteful spending, but by frugal saving!
If we tithe, God has promised to open the windows of heaven and pour out blessings upon us.
Jos 1:13 Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land.
Peace is one of the most blest gifts anyone can receive. If we keep His word, God has promised to make our neighbors to be at peace with us.
Le 26:6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
Nu 6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.