The Blessed Benefits of a Good Memory

Jesus said, “Remember, the words I have said to you…” (John 15:22).  A good memory enables us to learn from our experiences as well as great truths we have heard. 

Therefore, invest in your memory bank truths that will pay dividends for days to come. Much interest can be drawn from time and truth well invested.

Repetitiously God’s Word appeals to His people to “Remember.” There are occasions on which individuals and society in general need to stop in their rush into the future to reflect and remember.

In another day a different people were blessed of our Lord not dissimilarly as we. Their leader, Moses, exhorted them to “remember the Lord your God.” He doubled his exhortation by appealing to them “do not forget the Lord your God.”  Every nation needs this exhortation. America needs it earnestly.

The current generation of Americans has forgotten much of our heritage. In our haste we have rushed away from many of the memorable blessings of our past and lost their benefits. We have thus disallowed the glory due our God. He has been totally removed from our public school texts and the gods of the new age allowed to intrude.

We have forgotten that Chaplain Duche ended the first prayer in Congress with these words: “All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Saviour.”

When a person or a nation forgets God they “follow other gods, and serve and worship them.”

When Adam and Eve fell it was due to their attempt to interpret and live life without God in every respect. Modern man’s attempts to interpret our history and heritage apart from God will doom us to failure.

A decadent society that turns its back on God is soon to turn back to the gods of decadence. This we are now seeing.

We have forgotten the principles stated by Daniel Webster at the bicentennial of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock: “Our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment. Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be trusted on any other foundation than religious principles…Whatever makes  men good Christians, makes them good citizens.”

You can’t remember something you never knew any more than you can go back some place you have never been. You can’t remember anything of the Lord you never knew. Therefore, study to show yourself a workman pleasing to the Lord. Make Bible reading and memorization a daily habit.