The idea of “Remember” is key in many areas of our lives.
To remember means:
- To not forget.
- To remind.
- To reorient oneself to a previously determined course.
It is no wonder God uses this term often. With Israel, He always challenged them to remember the covenant. They were to observe many festivals and feasts, all designed to remind themselves of God’s deliverance, provision, and character.
These were holidays built into the calendar. In South Africa, we do this as well. One of my favorite ones is Freedom Day. This day remembers the struggle against apartheid and Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom.
The Bible is full of things to remember:
- Remember your Creator. (Ecc. 12)
- Remember the Sabbath. (Ex. 20)
- Remember the wife of your youth. (Prov. 5)
Why all this talk of remembering?
Simply put, because we are forgetful.