REMEMBERING AND HONOUR


             I remember the days of old. I ponder all your great

             works and think about what you have done.

             Psalm 143:5


    The act of remembering ignites honour. It is even scriptural. Interestingly, in Scripture remembering is often connected with a covenant. When God makes a promise, it is not made lightly. When He enters into covenant, it’s His word of honour, so whatever He says is a certainty. The first time covenant is mentions in the Bible is in the book of Genesis, when God sent the Great Flood to the earth. After the Flood, He promised: “As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.”


    In other words, as long as the earth endures these are certainties we can rely upon.  God had destroyed all life on the earth with a worldwide flood because man had moved so far from Him since Adam and Eve disobeyed Him in the Garden and brought sin into the world.  However, He saved a single family—the family of Noah—by instructing him to build an ark.


    When the floodwaters receded, God gave Noah and his family the go-ahead to leave the ark and release all the animals.  Once that was accomplished, Noah built an altar and offered a sacrifice to God that pleased Him.  Then God made another covenant with Noah and, ultimately, all mankind, saying,


   “I will remember my covenant with you and with all living

     creatures.  Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life. 

     When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the

     eternal covenant between God and every living creature on

     earth.”  Then God said to Noah, “Yes, this rainbow is the

     sign of the covenant I am confirming with all the creatures

     on earth.”


    God gave the promise that never again would He flood the earth and He gave the rainbow as a sign or seal to remind Him and all creatures of this.


    The Bible consistently talks about things God remembers—things that we should remember too.


HONOUR FOUND: An Exerpt from Chapter Two