In the Psalmistâ€™s account of Israelâ€™s exodus weâ€™re told that, they believed [Godâ€™s] words; and they sang his praise. But the Psalmist goes on to underscore that: â€œThey soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel (Psa 106:12-13).â€
Scripture repeatedly commands us to forget not: â€œBeware that thou forget not the LORD thy God (Deu. 8:11).â€ â€œBless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits (Psa. 103:2).â€ â€œMy son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments (Pro. 3:1).â€ â€œBut do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased (Heb. 13:16 NKJV).â€
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, â€œprone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love.â€
This is why weâ€™re reminded over and over again to rememberâ€“â€“to not forgetâ€“â€“the covenantal union which joins us to Christ, and Christ to us. Our weekly service culminates in the Lordâ€™s Supper precisely for this reason. Itâ€™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, thereâ€™s a liturgical reminder of Whose we are, and what weâ€™re called to. We belong to Christ. We are called â€œaccepted in the beloved (Eph. 1:6).â€ 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 Jesusâ€¦