Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How Will You Be Remembered?

(This is a yearly post.  See comment on repost of  8/15/10) 
Today’s Bible Reading:  Leviticus 25, Psalm 25-26, Acts 22
Topic: God’s Mercy

SCRIPTURE:  Psalm 25:7

7 Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
         According to Your mercy remember me,
         For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD.
(Psalm 25:7 NKJV)


How do you want to be remembered?  Would you like to be remembered for all of your faults?  Would you like to be remembered for all of the mistakes you have made, for all your failures, for your shortcomings?  King David is pleading with the Lord, “Please don’t remember my sins and transgressions.  You are the all knowing God, but please do not remember me according to Your omniscience—remember me according to Your mercy.”

David recognized that if he were to be judged according to his deeds—if he were remembered by God according to his faulty and sinful humanity, he would by all means be lost.  David’s hope, mankind’s hope, my hope is only in God’s mercy.


David must have been speaking prophetically because that’s exactly what God did for us through Jesus.  God’s love for us found a way for us to be seen—to be remembered according to His mercy.

4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved.  
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves,   it is the gift of God.  (Eph 2:4,5,8 NIV)

Wow!  God sees you and me through Jesus.  According to His mercy through Christ, He remembers me.


Father God, thank You for Your great love and mercy.

In Christ.  Amen.  -AP

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