Nevertheless the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, “No but there shall be a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” 1 Samuel 8:19-20 NKJV
Israel cried out for a king.
God’s people had selective memory loss. They did not remember the Lord. They remembered God existed. They remembered to go to the temple on the appointed days. They remembered the Sabbath and the festivals. They forgot God in their daily lives.
The children of Israel forgot they were called to be different than the nations around them. They forgot God was their king. They forgot the Lord would fight their battles for them. They forgot everything God did for them!
God’s wanted Israel’s love and devotion. He wanted their hearts!
Today we are the people of God. Jesus wants us to remember Him today!
We remember God at Christmas and Easter. Do we remember Him in our daily lives? Do we consider Jesus when we make the decisions that set the course of our lives?
Jesus wants our love and devotion. He wants our hearts. Jesus wants us to remember what He did for us. Remembering what Jesus did for us reminds us of what He can do for us today.
Jesus wants us to remember what the future holds for people who trust Him. Our memories give us the courage and hope we need to live for Jesus today. Jesus wants us to remember that He fights our battles for us!
Jesus wants us to be subject to the civil and political leaders appointed over us. He wants us to obey the laws established by them. Jesus wants us to be in submission to each other. Jesus wants people to see how much we love each other today.
Jesus does not want us to bow our hearts before anyone or anything other than Him. He wants to be our true king today and forever!
Remember that Jesus is the King of Creation. Remember that Jesus will fight your battles for you. Remember that Jesus loves you!
Remember that God the Father raised Jesus from the grave. Remember that Jesus will raise you to everlasting life with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven!
Remember that Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords today and forever!
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