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#85 Remember - Think - Talk!                                                              February 2, 2011

Psalm 105:5:
Remember his [God's] marvellous works that he [God] hath done; his [God's] wonders, and the judgments of his [God's] mouth;

God’s people are instructed to remember His marvelous works that He has done, His wonders and His Word (His Judgments).  Sometimes, through no fault of your own, you are reminded of something as you go through the day.  Sometimes, you might ask someone else to help you to remember something.  That’s not the kind of remembering that is being spoken of here.  It’s not, “Oh yeah, that reminds me.”  It’s not, “Oh, thank you for reminding me.”  It’s, “Stop it  mind, we‘re going to remember God’s great deliverance, we‘re going to remember His Word.”

Psalm 1:1-2:
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Verse 2 explains that the one spoken of, who is blessed, is blessed because his delight is in the Word of God (the Law) and because he meditates in the Word of God (the Law) day and night.  The word “meditate” basically means “to think“.  It’s when you think deeply about something to the point that you don’t think about anything else.  It’s when you concentrate on something that is very, very, very important.  You don’t multi-task when you meditate or think about God’s Word.  You don’t surf the web and listen to the ipod and carry on a texting conversation while you are thinking or meditating on God’s Word.  You think about God’s Word, God’s Word and nothing but God’s Word.  That’s what is being spoken of in verse 2.

Psalm 105:1-2:
O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

When it says in verse 2, “talk ye of all his wondrous works”, that wouldn’t be in the category of making small talk, would it?  Talking about the wondrous works of God wouldn’t be just idle chatter, would it?  Talking about the wondrous works of God would be purposeful, deliberate.  It might even require a certain degree of mental effort and discipline, but that’s what God’s people are exhorted to do.

Remembering God’s wonderful works and His Word, as Psalm 105:5 instructed, is a fantastic principle from God’s Word that brings great deliverance in life’s situations and circumstances.  Meditating or thinking about God’s Word, as Psalm 1:2 explained, can bring joy, peace, comfort, wisdom, understanding and instruction to the thinker.  Talking about God’s wonderful works, as Psalm 105:2 exhorted, can not only bring God‘s blessings to those who hear His Word, but the one doing the talking is blessed as well.

Any one of these three great principles operated individually in the life of a Christian believer will bring great deliverance.  But how about if you applied all three together as one great principle of living life day by day?  That’s what you find in Psalm 77.  All three principles are put together as one great principle of deliverance.
Psalm 77:11-12:
I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

There it is!  Remember
¾meditate¾talk.  Remember your God and how He has delivered you, what He has done for you.  Meditate on His Word, think about His Word.  Talk about His works, His doings, His Word.  Speak His Word as you go throughout your day. 


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