CAN’T FORGET WHAT IS LIFE SAVING
I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your Word. Psalm 119:16
I’ve read many things in the past week that were interesting to me, but most of them I no longer remember. They were just tidbits, not life-saving pieces of information critical to my existence.
I delight in God’s Words because they are necessary for my life. His precepts are memorable because I find them to be of utmost importance for the times I’m living. When I apply them and see them work on me and others around me, I come to cherish them because it’s obvious that they’re alive and powerful. I recognize that they are life-giving and cast my affections in their direction.
Each time I experience their success, they are written deeper in me. The place of forgetfulness doesn’t exist in the recesses of my spirit. The only things which live there are the things I know to be true, the things I would live and die for. God’s Word is at the top of that list.
I bank on remembering His Words today. When afraid, I will recall His gentle reassurances, “Don’t be afraid. It’s me!” When unexpected tragedy comes, I will recall Jesus’ words, “Not one sparrow falls to the ground outside of the will of your Father.” When I feel that my future is threatened, I will recall His words through Jeremiah. “I know the plans I have for you; plans to prosper you, not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.” Each word bubbles out of a spirit that has been fed over these many years. The words are remembered because of their relevancy and value. What’s forgotten are the cares, the thoughts, and the lies that dissipate when the Word challenges them and cuts them asunder.
I will use Your Word today a hundred times, at least. It will challenge my thinking, it will deliver me from evil, and it will save me from myself. I remember them and am grateful. Amen