God Remembers

Scripture Passage: 
Hebrews 6:10
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Introduction: As sons and daughters of Adam we have inherited a nature that always tends to go against right. This nature separates us from God. We read in the Bible that our thoughts are not His thoughts neither are our ways, His ways. Our nature is to be forgetful. We have to work hard to remember. We may write ourselves a note or call the house and leave a message or put it on our calendar. My boss often forgets the name of someone he is talking about and says, “I’ll never forget oh what’s his name”. God is not so. God’s nature is such that He has all knowledge and can only forget if He chooses to do so. This for the Christian is great news but for the lost is a guarantee for a coming judgment.

  1. It is Normal to Feel Like God Has Forgotten
    1. During times of Trial (Psalm 10:1)
    2. During times of Seclusion
    3. During seasons of Unanswered Prayers (Psalm 42:8-9)
    4. During times of Rebellion
  2. God Remembers His Promises (2 Peter 3:9)
    1. Statements of God's Remembrances
      1. “he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers”   (Deuteronomy 4:31)
      2. “I will remember my covenant” (Genesis 9:15)
      3. “God remembered his covenant” (Exodus 2:24)
      4. “I have remembered my covenant” (Exodus 6:5)
      5. “He hath remembered his covenant for ever”   (Psalm 105:8)
      6. “For he remembered his holy promise” (Psalm 105:42)
      7. “Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee” (Ezekiel 16:60)
    2. God has promised Eternal Life to those who are saved (1 John 2:25)
    3. Jesus Christ has promised us that He will never leave us (Hebrews 13:5)
    4. Jesus Christ has promised us a Home in Heaven (John 14:2)
    5. Jesus Christ has promised us that He is coming again (John 14:3)
  3. God Remembers His People (Isaiah 44:21; Isaiah 49:14-16)
    1. Statements of God's Remembrances
      1. “God Remembered Noah” (Genesis 8:1)
      2. “God Remembered Abraham” (Genesis 19:29)
      3. “God Remembered Rachel” (Genesis 30:22)
    2. God is mindful of Man (Psalm 8:4)
    3. God knows the very hairs on your head (Luke 12:7)
    4. God Cares for Us (1 Peter 5:7)
    5. God is our Refuge (Psalm 142:4-5)
  4. God Remembers Your Works
    1. Your Labours will be Rewarded (Hebrews 6:10; 1 Corinthians 15:58)
    2. The amount of reward is based upon the amount of labour (2 Corinthians 9:6)
  5. God Remembers The Sins of His Enemies (Revelation 16:19; Revelation 18:5)
    1. Those that have persecuted God’s people
    2. Those that have taken God’s name in vain
  6. God Remembers Not Our Iniquities Through Christ (Hebrews 10:17; Isaiah 38:17)
    1. Though this is a promise given to the Jewish people of an earthly kingdom there is no doubt that we have received many of these blessings spiritually through Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:10-12)
    2. Through Jesus Christ we can have our sins removed and we can stand before a Holy God robed in the righteousness of Christ
Conclusion:
  • Are you going through a period of time where you feel that God has forgotten you? Choose to accept the authority of the scriptures over your feelings and know that God has not forsaken you.
  • Are you working for the Lord and giving yourself to Him in service but wonder if it is worth the effort? Remember God is not unrighteous. Whatever work you do here for His sake will be richly reward throughout eternity and the glory there cannot be compared with the sufferings of this present world.
  • Are you thankful that your sins have been forgiven because of the blood of God’s Son? Maybe your past is hindering your present service to God, but it’s time to move on and serve the Lord.
  • Maybe you’re here and you have not trusted in Christ as your Saviour, one day you will stand before Christ and He will remember your iniquities. He will treat you as the enemy of God that you are. You have rejected Jesus Christ and His blood will be on your hands. Why not come and have your sins blotted out and receive the gift of eternal life from Jesus Christ our Lord?
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 18:22

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.