Read along with me, journaling life thoughts and experiences daily with the selected Bible readings. Because the same reading plan is used year after year, some daily posts may be the same as a previous year, although new content is constantly added in order to have 365 days of fresh devotions. Read along with me! And please leave comments!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
How Will You Be Remembered?
(This is a yearly post. See comment on repost of 8/15/10)
7 Do not
remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
According to Your mercy
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
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.
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.
because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us
alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you
have been saved.
8For 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.