Before the Silence, #9
God remembers. When we think about all the times that we choose to be obedient rather than disobedient, God remembers. Read Malachi 3:13-18.
“You have spoken arrogantly against me,” says the Lord . “Yet you ask, ‘What have we said against you?’ “You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What do we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty? But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.’ ” Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name. “On the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.
Malachi 3:13-18 NIV
There is a scroll of remembrance that God has in which he has listed the names of all who choose to be obedient to him rather than disobedient. God knows and remembers who chooses to follow him and who does not. Even if we don’t feel like we receive judgment for the bad things we do now, God knows and God is just and will punish at the right time. God knows our name. When we choose to follow him, God remembers.
There is a scroll of remembrance that has our name on it if we choose to follow God and to live for him every day. What will we choose today? As we finish out this year, this unprecedented year, we take a look back at all the ways God has worked and moved. Nothing that has happened in 2020 has been a surprise to God. Nothing that will happen in 2021 will be a surprise to God either. Are we choosing to follow him each and every day?