Word Study for Today: The Book of Psalm Chapter 11
Devotion. THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Text: Malachi 3:16-18 | 2Samuel 9:1-13 | Esther 6:1-11
A book is maintained where our deeds are recorded. Psalm 56:8 says God numbers my wanderings; even my tears He puts in His bottle, He records every action in His book. Nothing goes unrecorded with God. He records for reference and remembrance. Little wonder Nehemiah caught in on this and said to God in Nehemiah 5:19; 13:14 “Remember me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.”;
“Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and do not wipe out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for its services!”
Such prayer of remembrance must have been Mordecai’s inner cry [though not specifically mentioned in scriptures]. Suddenly one night God chose to turn to him hence He disrupted the King’s sleep. The king sent for the book of records, and the only thing of interest to him in his study was the exploit of Mordecai as recorded in the book. He lost his peace thereafter till he ensured a reward of kindness was shown to Mordecai the palace
gatekeeper. What great honour that was!
When God remembers your deeds, the reward is always mega.
Beloved nothing we do goes unrewarded. Sometime we appear forgotten and abandoned, but it is not so. Psalm 30:5b says“…His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may endure for a night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.” Even the dead gets rewarded[there’s something called a posthumous award]. Perhaps such was what David chose to do to Jonathan, his covenant friend who had died with his father(David’s enemy). It is recorded in 1Samuel 20:14-17, the agreement Jonathan had entered into with David “And you shall not only show me the kindness of the LORD while I still live, that I may not die; but you shall not cut off your kindness from my house forever, no, not when the LORD has cut off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.””
No wonder David’s heart was stirred to doing good to the household of Saul for the sake of Jonathan. God opened the book of remembrance and the lot fell on Mephibosheth and this must have being in honour of the recorded covenant of Jonathan with David. Mephibosheth who himself and all around must have thought will die in a dejected state in Lo-debar became one who ate at the king’s table; inheriting all that belonged to Saul his progenitor. >II Samuel 9:7, 9 (NKJV)==>7)“So David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.”
9)And the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “I have given to your master’s son all that belonged to Saul and to all his house.”
Be it unto you as it was with Cornelius in Acts 10:31, may you be brought in remembrance before God.
**Worship the Lord Almighty with songs
**Pray solemnly in the Spirit for 15mins.
**Ask the Lord to open His book of remembrance on your account today.
**Pray that the Lord will actually now remember you for good, that as it became the turn of Mordecai and Mephibosheth, let it be yours to be remembered for good.
**Pray fervently this prayer in Nehemiah13:14==> “Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and do not wipe out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for its services!” [Express the areas/avenues of good deeds you have done, and ask that God remembers you concerning these things].
**Pray like Jonathan’s agreement with David, that God will not only cause your good to be remembered in your life time but that It transcends to your descendants forever.