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The Remembrance of God

By Joe Boot/ August 30, 2015

Series  Meditations on the Psalms

Context  Westminster Chapel Toronto

Topic  Covenant

Scripture  Psalms 111

The covenant promises of God are assured forever. God is always totally and absolutely faithful, even when we don't observe His activity.

Scripture:  Psalm 111; Exodus 2:24-25

Sermon Notes:

  1. As fallen human beings we are fundamentally insecure; we don’t want to be alone and we don’t want to be forgotten.
  2. Consequently, people without faith in God are marked by self-centeredness and self-pity rather than joy and thanksgiving.
  3. As believers we pray to God to be mindful of us; we long to be remembered.
  4. Seeing the plight of the oppressed Hebrews in Egypt, God did not forget His covenant promises (Exodus 2:24-25).
  5. God would provide such a marvelous deliverance from Egypt, that it would be a type of Christ’s salvation and it would be remembered and sung of forever (Psalm 111).
  6. Those who meditate upon and learn God’s precepts have a good understanding (Psalm 111:10).
  7. God remembers the people with whom His covenant is made (Exodus 2:23-25).  God is not concerned with abstract ideas; He is concerned with His promises, with His relationship toward His people.
  8. The covenant promises of God are assured forever.
  9. God is always totally and absolutely faithful, even during periods when we don’t observe His activity.
  10. Abraham waited until his old age when Sarah was past the age of child-bearing before God acted to fulfill the promise of a son.
  11. Sunday is a day of remembrance of God’s faithfulness to His covenant to Jacob, Moses, David, and with Christ.
  12. Whatever our condition, God hears our crying, our groaning, our prayer.  Even our trivial concerns are heard by God.  God knows we are made of dust.
  13. God sees all we’re going through (cf. Exodus 3:7).
  14. God knows all about His people intimately, and He cares.
  15. Nothing can threaten your relationship to Christ (cf. Romans 8:31-39).
  16. God remembers His people as a mother her nursing child (Isaiah 49:15).
  17. God promises, “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:8).

Application Questions:

  1. Why are people fundamentally insecure?
  2. How can we gain a sense of wellbeing and security?
  3. Give biblical examples of saints whose trust in God was vindicated in the face of impossibility.
  4. In what sense is every Sunday a remembrance Sunday?
  5. What does God’s intimate care for us mean for our prayer life?