Monday, February 22, 2010
The Scroll of Remembrance
The Book of the Covenant (Exodus 24:7)
The Book of the Wars of the Lord (Numbers 21:14)
The Book of the Law (Deuteronomy 28:61)
The Book of Jasher (Joshua 10:13)
The Book of the Acts of Solomon (1 Kings 11:41)
The Book of the Chronicles of the King's of Israel (1 Kings 14:19)
The Book of the Chronicles of the King's of Judah (1 Kings 14:29)
The Book of Moses (Nehemiah 13:1)
The Book of the Living or the Book of Life (Psalm 69:28)
But here in Malachi 3:16, we read about a Book or Scroll of Remembrance
Then those who feared the Lord spoke with each other, and the Lord listened to what they said. In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and always thought about the honor of his name
Did you realize that every time you speak about the Lord with a Christian friend, the Lord listens! Not only that, but your name is written down in this Scroll of Remembrance. This scripture really started me thinking. Is my name only listed or is what I said recorded? Does my name get listed everytime I speak about the Lord? What is the purpose of the book? Will God read from it on judgement day?
We are told in Scripture that our words hold great power. In fact, James declares that the tongue holds the power of life and death. We are also cautioned against complaining and gossip and slander. We so often hear the negative consequences of using our words poorly, but here, we see such a fabulous positive consequence of choosing the right words.
I think it's so cool that when we talk about the Lord with our friends or classmates or co-workers or family, there's an angel standing nearby taking notes!
I hope that thought blesses you in some way today and throughout the week!