“Lest we forget. . .” That’s the whole reason we now have a day to remember those who lost their lives and the first responders, who bravely went forth, willing to give their lives so that others may be saved. Today is Patriot’s Day – a day set aside to remember what happened 18 years ago when our country was changed forever. Do you remember. . .?
There are many scriptures where the Lord tells us that we should remember certain things. In Deuteronomy 4:9, Moses exhorted the children of Israel to “take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life; but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons.” Isaiah reminded us to “remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.” (Isaiah 46:9) Solomon reminded us that we should “remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth. . .” (Ecclesiastes 12:1) Paul reminded us to “stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Savior.” (II Peter 3:1-2)
Have you forgotten the sacrifice that Jesus made for you and me? Have you forgotten why that sacrifice was needed? Have you forgotten that you were purged from your old sins? (II Peter 1:9) May we “remember Him in all things, and keep the ordinances, as He delivered them. . .” (I Corinthians 11:2) Lest we forget. . . God Bless, Courtney