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*** What is to endure
throughout all generations?NOTE. Memorial. “Anything intended to preserve the memory of a
person, an occurrence, or the like; something which serves to keep
something else in remembrance; a monument.” Webster.
“Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever; and thy memorial, O Lord,
throughout all generations.” Psalm 135:13.
*** Does the Bible give
any illustration of this definition?
“And these stones shall be for a memorial unto
the children of Israel forever.” Joshua 4:7.
*** What were these
stones to commemorate?
“And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your
children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these
stones? then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over
this Jordan on dry land.” Joshua 4:21, 22.
*** What was another
memorial instituted to commemorate another signal providence in behalf of
“And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye
shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall
keep it a feast by an ordinance forever.” Exodus 12:14 (Exodus 13:3-9).
*** Does God design
that His power in creating the world shall be remembered, as well?
that have pleasure
therein. His work is honorable and glorious; and His righteousness
endureth forever. He hath made His wonderful works to be remembered.” Psalm 111:2-4.
“The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them
memorial has He given by which to remember it?
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou
labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord
thy God;... for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and
all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore [for this
reason] the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.”
*** For what reason
does He say again that He gave the Sabbath to the children of Israel?
“Moreover also I gave them My Sabbaths to be a sign between
Me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify
them.” Ezekiel 20:12.
*** How long was the
Sabbath to be a sign, or memorial, of the true God?
“It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for
in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He
rested, and was refreshed.” Exodus 31:17.
*** Who are the
children of Israel?
Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all
children:... but the children of the promise are counted for the
seed.” Romans 9:7, 8.
*** What did the
promises to Abraham embrace?
“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith
not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is
Christ.” Galatians 3:16.
*** When we receive
Christ, what relation do we sustain to Abraham and the promises?
“And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs
according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29.
*** What does James
denominate the Christian church?
“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the
twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.”
redeemed, will the saints remember God’s creative power?
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for
thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were
created.” Rev. 4:11.
*** How often will they
congregate to worship the Lord?
“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another,
and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship
before Me, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 66:23.
*** How long will this
state of things exist?
“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make,
shall remain before Me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your
name remain.” Isaiah 66:22.
Sabbath, which is the memorial of God’s creative power, will never cease
to exist. When this sinful state of things shall give way to a sinless new
earth, the fact upon which the Sabbath institution is based will still
remain, and those who shall be permitted to live in the new earth, will
still commemorate the creative power of God, while singing the song of
Moses and the Lamb. Revelation 15:3. Thus the words of David will be
proven true: “Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever; and thy memorial, O
Lord, throughout all generations.” Psalm 135:13.
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