In the Psalmist’s account of Israel’s exodus we’re told that, they believed [God’s] words; and they sang his praise. But the Psalmist goes on to underscore that: “They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel (Psa 106:12-13).”
Scripture repeatedly commands us to forget not: “Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God (Deu. 8:11).” “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits (Psa. 103:2).” “My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments (Pro. 3:1).” “But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased (Heb. 13:16 NKJV).”
Right now you are breathing the crisp, clear air of Mount Zion; but as you descend from the height of worshipping in the shadow of the Most High, the air thickens. Our brains are muddled by the cares of life, the temptations of sin, the slog of routine. As one hymnodist put it, “prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love.”
This is why we’re reminded over and over again to remember––to not forget––the covenantal union which joins us to Christ, and Christ to us. Our weekly service culminates in the Lord’s Supper precisely for this reason. It’s a renewal and a reminder of the covenant which we are in. Christ commanded us to eat this meal in remembrance of Him, and Covenant Renewal ensures that in the ebb & flow of our week, there’s a liturgical reminder of Whose we are, and what we’re called to. We belong to Christ. We are called “accepted in the beloved (Eph. 1:6).” We are a holy people, called to sing the praise of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Pt. 2:9).
So come in faith, and welcome to Jesus…