God’s Memory, Not Ours

Sometimes it’s easy to forget God’s promises.  When we face opposition and disruptions in India or our carefully made plans fall apart at the last minute, we can wonder where God is.  Sometimes we have last-minute major changes in our schedule, or someone (me) gets sick, or some immature pastors make a fuss about some unimportant slight they feel.  The pastors here face real persecution for themselves and their loved ones.  It has been getting worse, not better, over the years and shows no sign of ending soon.  That’s when we must remember God’s promises.

We can forget God’s promises, but He never forgets them!  Isn’t it great to know God remembers His covenant and promises?  If it depended on our memory we’d be in deep trouble.  What if God was only true to His promises if we remembered them?  The truth is, even if we forget, He remembers and keeps them.  Even if we forget, He does not. 

My looking to Jesus brings me joy and peace, but it is God’s looking to Jesus which secures my salvation and that of all his elect, since it is impossible for our God to look at Christ, our Savior who bled and died for us, and then to be angry with us for sins already paid for by Him. No, it is not left with us even to be saved by remembering the covenant. It is not of man, neither by man, but of the Lord alone.

We should remember the covenant, and we shall do it, through divine grace; but the hinge of our safety does not hang there—it is God’s remembering us, not our remembering him; and hence the covenant is an everlasting.  (February 7, 2019  Kurnool, India)

Genesis 9:15 “And I will remember my covenant.”

Psalm 105:8  He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,

Deuteronomy 4:31  “For the LORD your God is a compassionate God; He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.

How’s your memory?  Do you remember God’s faithfulness to you in the past?  Do you remember His promises to you?  Do you always remember that what really matters is that He always remembers you?

Jerry Schmoyer

Christian Training Organization



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