This past week was a time for remembrance and reflection. Eight years ago we were attacked by terrorist when they flew planes into the twin towers in New York and in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Another plane went down in Pennsylvania when those aboard attacked their hijackers. Many lost their lives, many more lost their loved ones on this day.
As time presses on it is easier to forget the things that have happened. We need to be reminded of this every year that we do not lose sight of those who died trying to save others. Most, if not all, of us who were alive that day remember where we were and what we were doing. It was tragic indeed.
In order that we do not forget God, we need to be in His Book the Bible. The reason we continually read the Bible and study its pages are so we do not forget the promises of God. God has promised to save those who will obey His word as He has given it to us. He has promised to give eternal life to those who are “faithful until death”, Rev. 2:10.
We are not to forget the way we are to honor our God. He must come first in our lives. He does not want us serving an idol, or no other god (thing) should come before Him Ex. 20.
We are not to forget how we are to forgive those who sin against us. This is a hard thing for us to do at times, and yet His Word tells us we must forgive if we want to be with God in heaven one day (Matt. 6:14,15). When we consider that we are all sinners who are standing in the need of God’s forgiveness, perhaps this will help us to be more forgiving (see Matthew 5:12).
We are not to forget how we are to treat our families. Those that are closest to us we sometimes abuse the worse. And many times they are willing to forgive us of the things we do to them. Paul gave some instruction in Ephesians 5 and 6 on how we are to treat our mates, our children and our parents.
Make sure you do not forget…