Summary: To show that reminding the LORD is one way of developing our relationship with Him, that causes our hope and faith to grow.
Do you have hope and faith?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that reminding the LORD is one way of developing our relationship with Him, that causes our hope and faith to grow.
Psalms 119:49 (Amplified Bible)
119:49 Remember [fervently] the word and promise to Your servant, in which You have caused me to hope.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have caused me to hope and have faith in You by letting me remember Your promises to me.
Remember Your Promises
A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.
B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)
C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD
D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author
E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Remember Your Promises
"Remember [fervently] the word and promise to Your servant,"
Remember or "zakar" in Hebrew meaning:
1. to mention
2. to mark
3. to record
4. to bring or call to remembrance
Word or "dabar" in Hebrew meaning:
1. a cause
4. decree, deed
We remind the LORD of our love affair with Him. It's purely relationship. When we pray, we remind the LORD not because the LORD forgets but because we build our relationship with the LORD. And communication is one part of a relationship. When we remind, we use our mouth to talk with GOD.
Psalms 105:2 (Amplified Bible)
105:2 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; meditate on and talk of all His marvelous deeds and devoutly praise them.
Psalms 105:42 (Amplified Bible)
105:42 For He [earnestly] remembered His holy word and promise to Abraham His servant.
Psalms 106:4 (Amplified Bible)
106:4 [Earnestly] remember me, O Lord, when You favor Your people! O visit me also when You deliver them, and grant me Your salvation!—
B. It is my cause to hope
"in which You have caused me to hope"
If any human being don't have any hope, it's more tragic than a dead person, because while we live there's hope of knowing the LORD and getting saved.
Psalms 119:43 (Amplified Bible)
119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I hope in Your ordinances.
Psalms 119:74 (Amplified Bible)
119:74 Those who reverently and worshipfully fear You will see me and be glad, because I have hoped in Your word and tarried for it.
Romans 15:13 (Amplified Bible)
15:13 May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.
1 Peter 1:13 (Amplified Bible)
1:13 So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed.
1 Peter 1:21 (Amplified Bible)
1:21 Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God.