Good Morning July 24

In Joshua chapter 4 twelve men, one for each of Israel’s tribes, are commanded to take a stone from the midst of the Jordan River that the people had just cross on dry ground. They were to set the stones up as a monument so the people would remember what the Lord had done for them there. Monuments are important. Our nation’s capital is filled with monuments, reminders of past sacrifices made for our well being, doctrines upon which our nation was founded, truths that have been the foundation of our society. There are monuments all over this land to battles fought, and leaders who have wisely guided us during difficult times. All of these caution us to remember, remember, remember our foundations. Even more than this, our Scriptures remind us of the hand of our God who has worked through thousands of years to give us life, and bring us to Himself. Numerous verses admonish us not to forget all that the Lord has done, and the guidance He gives for our right path in life. Tragically, we are in a time of forgetting. We’ve become ignorant of His paths, and rewritten His laws to suit our own pleasures. We need to hear, if we can, God’s words through Jeremiah, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”(6:16) Can we remember?