I Will Remember
Ezekiel 16:60 (ESV) -- yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant.
The older I get the harder it gets to remember things. It is funny that people will say something like, “Do you remember that time when you…” and list out something I did or said, and I genuinely don’t remember. It is fascinating to consider what things our minds remember and what they forget. But God never has this problem. His ability and capacity to remember is infinite because He is an infinite God. This is a comfort to us as His people.
Today’s passage shows us why this attribute of God’s is so important to our lives and faith. We read God say in Ezekiel 16:60, “yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant.”
The God of Scripture remembers. This is a comforting fact for us. And in this text, the promise of God is to remember His covenant and establish it as an everlasting covenant. What is the covenant God has made? In our text, the covenant is the promise to make and keep for Himself a people from Abraham. He will be their God and they will be His people. They will number as many as the stars in the sky and sands on the shore. He will sustain them and keep them. In the new covenant, through Christ, we know that non-Jews are included into the covenant of Abraham through faith. We do not need to be born of Abraham’s line. Nor do we need circumcision or food laws. No, we are children of God through faith in the finished work of Jesus, the Son of God. The covenant God has made with His people is that through Christ our sins are forgiven and His righteousness blankets us forever. We belong to Him. Nothing can ever separate us from the love of God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We need to remember this truth. This is reality today. Not only do we need to remember these things, we have confidence today that God remembers. He doesn’t forget this covenant with us. We are secure. Our place in the Kingdom is firm. Have confidence today that God remembers the promises He has made to you. Walk in the hope that it gives. He doesn’t forget or grow weary in remembering what He has said. Because of that, our hearts can rest assured that we have eternal life and peace with God today.
Reflection & Journal:
- Why is it important that God never forgets His promises?
- What confidence does it produce in our lives to know that God remembers His covenant always?
- How can this text be a source of strength in your circumstances today?
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