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Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial

If you were to look up “memorial” in a dictionary you might find:
We are to remember God in a way that causes Him to remember us.  Thoughts at DTTB.
Read Joshua 4:7.  Note that God told Israel to build a memorial to remember what He had done for them.

Read Acts 10:4.  God told Cornelius that his prayer had become a memorial to God.

In the Greek New Testament and the Greek Old Testament, the Septuagint, the word translated memorial is the same in Joshua 4:7 and Acts 10:4.
It is interesting to me that God asks us to remember Him and our continual prayer reminds God of us.  Yes we are today to remember what others have done for us to allow us to Worship freely.  It is more important that we remember God in such a way that He remembers us.  Don’t you think?

1 comment:

  1. Interesting that you would choose the Wall as your photo. I have never been there when it wasn't surreal. My observations are that there are ususally families that have traveled to scratch off a charcoal copy of a loved one's name while teenagers play frisbee some 50 feet away. I didn't lose anyone in that conflict so can't begin to know how those families or their fallen might feel about the dichotomy.

    As far as this post goes, I wonder how many of Joshua's people walked by the stone memorial with wonder and remembrance and how many "played frisbee" in its shadow.

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