He Remembered

by Scarlett Stough

God remembers. He has not forgotten. We may sometimes feel forgotten because we are not always quickly rescued out of our troubles. Waiting, we may grow weary and discouraged, but waiting on God is a sure thing (Romans 8:22-25.) What he promised, he delivered when the “time had fully come (Galatians 4:4-7.)” He will also deliver us out of our own troubles (I Corinthians 10:13.)

In They Forgot and in Remember from the October, 2011, Women in Christ issue, the topic of our imperative to remember God was covered. This November issue is a reminder that God does remember his people and takes action on our behalf.

In the Old Testament accounts of God’s dealings with his people, we learn “God remembered Noah (Genesis 8:1)” and began to prepare the earth for the ark’s landing after the flood waters receded. He had made a covenant with Noah to deliver him and his family through the flood.

Lot and his two daughters were spared when judgment was brought against Sodom and Gomorrah because Abraham was remembered by God (Genesis 19:29.)

Later on God remembered Rachel (Genesis 30:22) in answer to her prayers for children.

When the descendants of Israel, enslaved in Egypt, cried out to God, he remembered his covenant with Abraham and began to bring them out of enslavement (Exodus 2:23-25.) We, too, are remembered by God because he remembers Abraham (Galatians 3:29.) More important and essential is Christ Jesus through whom we are remembered if we belong to him.

The feasts of the Lord were to be “memorials,” reminding God’s people God had not forgotten them and would remember his covenant with Abraham throughout their generations. Each of the festivals--Passover, the Days of Unleavened Bread, and the Wave Sheaf of the Firstfruits offered during the Days of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost (or Feast of Weeks), Trumpets, Atonement, and the seven-day Feast of Tabernacles followed by the Eighth day (Leviticus 23)-- have a clear prophetic significance in regard to Jesus. They are reminders that God remembers his people, and they aid God‘s people in remembering him.

God promised to remember and rescue Israel from their enemies; every time they blew the ceremonial trumpets they would be reminded of God’s promises (Numbers 10:8-10.)

God has promised he would always remember his covenant promises. He would always be faithful to his word (I Chronicles 16:15; Psalm 105:8.) He also promised he would remember our sins no more (Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 53.)

God’s promise to remember us based on Jesus who redeemed us gives us a solid foundation for a hope that perseveres (Hebrews 6:13-20.)

For the Scripture References and related Bible Study Guide, go to Bible Study Guide: We Hope.

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