HE NEVER FORGETS
Heb. 6:10 For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.
Humans have a short memory, “what have you done for me lately?” The Lord is not like us, He remembers everything. His record keeping is perfect. The only things He ever forgets are the sins that were held against us until calvary. If you are a Christian, your entire past is nonexistent, nailed with Jesus Christ to the cross. When we stand before the Lord as a Christian, only our works since conversion will be reviewed, the rest is forgotten. This is where it gets interesting. He remembers everything. He remembers every tear (they are stored in a bottle in heaven), He remembers every prayer (they are in His incense bowl before the throne), He remembers every offering (they are being accumulated for our eternal reward).
Yep, He remembers everything. He remembers every soul we witnessed to, every act of kindness we performed, every time we preferred others in countless opportunities. I wonder if our lives would change much if we realized He was taking notice of everything that happens.
One amazing example of how observant He is is the story of the widow’s mite. It says in the scripture that He was standing in the temple treasury watching how people gave their offerings (by the way, He still does that today). He said that this woman, whose offering was less than a penny, had given more than the rich because she had given everything. His judgement system is quite different from what we are used to. He has a huge advantage, He looks at the heart and judges our thoughts and intentions, nothing escapes His notice. Matthew Henry had some interesting comments about this verse.
“Good works and labour proceeding from love to God are commendable; and what is done to any in the name of God shall not go unrewarded. What is done to the saints, as such, God takes as done to himself. Those who expect a gracious reward for the labour of love must continue in it as long as they have ability and opportunity.”
Recently the Lord gave me a word for someone in one of our services. Many years ago this sister had been very involved in ministry. Ministry was her life. She lived it and breathed it every day, until tragedy struck in her home. For years she has not been in the position to serve in the active ministry, she has been taking care of her family. The Lord gave me today’s scripture verse for her. “He said he would never be unjust to forget her labor of love that she has shown to the saints.” Yep, He remembers everything. You never know how life is going to change. If you have the privilege and the opportunity to serve the Lord in some ministry capacity, do it. Do it with your might. You don’t know how much time you have. When you stand before Him yourself, you won’t regret your work of love. After all, you will be glad He never forgets.