HE NEVER FORGETS

HE NEVER FORGETS

Heb. 6:10 For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Humans have a short memory, “what have you done for me lately?” The Lord is not like us, He remembers everything. His record keeping is perfect. The only things He ever forgets are the sins that were held against us until calvary. If you are a Christian, your entire past is nonexistent, nailed with Jesus Christ to the cross. When we stand before the Lord as a Christian, only our works since conversion will be reviewed, the rest is forgotten. This is where it gets interesting. He remembers everything. He remembers every tear (they are stored in a bottle in heaven), He remembers every prayer (they are in His incense bowl before the throne), He remembers every offering (they are being accumulated for our eternal reward).
Yep, He remembers everything. He remembers every soul we witnessed to, every act of kindness we performed, every time we preferred others in countless opportunities. I wonder if our lives would change much if we realized He was taking notice of everything that happens.
One amazing example of how observant He is is the story of the widow’s mite. It says in the scripture that He was standing in the temple treasury watching how people gave their offerings (by the way, He still does that today). He said that this woman, whose offering was less than a penny, had given more than the rich because she had given everything. His judgement system is quite different from what we are used to. He has a huge advantage, He looks at the heart and judges our thoughts and intentions, nothing escapes His notice. Matthew Henry had some interesting comments about this verse.

“Good works and labour proceeding from love to God are commendable; and what is done to any in the name of God shall not go unrewarded. What is done to the saints, as such, God takes as done to himself. Those who expect a gracious reward for the labour of love must continue in it as long as they have ability and opportunity.”

Recently the Lord gave me a word for someone in one of our services. Many years ago this sister had been very involved in ministry. Ministry was her life. She lived it and breathed it every day, until tragedy struck in her home. For years she has not been in the position to serve in the active ministry, she has been taking care of her family. The Lord gave me today’s scripture verse for her. “He said he would never be unjust to forget her labor of love that she has shown to the saints.” Yep, He remembers everything. You never know how life is going to change. If you have the privilege and the opportunity to serve the Lord in some ministry capacity, do it. Do it with your might. You don’t know how much time you have. When you stand before Him yourself, you won’t regret your work of love. After all, you will be glad He never forgets.

2 Replies to “HE NEVER FORGETS”

  1. For some reason the back of the ‘FTM’ shirts came to mind when I read today’s blog.
    Matthew 25:35-36 ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’
    As I recount Matthew 25: 34 & 25:40, I was filled with great joy and let out a WAHOO as I read the view point of God (Matthew 25:40 NASB) “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ and the reward (Matthew 25:34 NASB) “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
    Of course there is that qualifying phrase, Matthew 25:37; “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?
    Now I find it important to begin to clearly define ‘THE RIGHTEOUS’ – those who have faith (believe) in God, the most high and they walk out their belief (faith action). Rom 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. This refers to Genesis 15:6. The thing to get hold of is that long before this verse; God revealed Himself to Abram. Abram believed God to be God (faith) and followed the directives of God (a life according to God’s will – faith action).
    The deception many fall into is believing in God and performing works (religious activities) not according to God’s will. Now for the blog – ‘only our works since conversion will be reviewed’.
    Many will do identical works yet only a few works will make it through the test of God’s fire without burning up because God looks at our heart connected to each work. This can sound so discouraging yet it is easier than it sounds. (I’M BEING SARCASTIC) All I need to do is have faith in God and die to self! (OUCH)
    Matthew 7:21 and Romans 8:28 both scriptures state those two (2) stipulations; those that call upon the Lord and live a life according to His will (there is the die to self-thing).
    It shows me that I must be led by the spirit, it is my only hope! I think I have received a hint on how to do this once or twice. (MORE SARCASIM) SATURATION!
    /
    Empty hands raised high
    Look forward to being with my family tonight (Abba, brothers & sisters) – Revival service @ 7PM

  2. Please keep The Baily Drink ongoing,my small group loves them. I wish that I could comment on all, however iam very new at this an,Andordd my eyes. Some times see double or triple and it takes me a very long time to comment. Thank God That He Remembers And Lord remember Kevin.

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