“Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name” (Malachi 3:16)
We can find a lot of things to talk about: who won the NBA Championship, the NFL Superbowl, that lovely dress at Dillard’s, or that nice pair of shoes at the shoe store that would match perfectly with that lovely dress. We talk about our families, our jobs, co-workers, or the latest world event. We also give thought to a lot of things. How are we going to pay our bills with this decline in our economy, our mortgage, or what will we want to eat for lunch or dinner? What we don’t give much conversation or thought to is God.
Most people in this day and age don’t want to hear about God, let alone think about Him. The mention of God or anything that has to do with God has been taken out of our schools, our state and federal buildings, and most importantly, our homes; where our families are to be taught the fear of God, which is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). The inscription “In God We Trust” is printed on our dollar bills, but how can we have trust in God whom we have no reverence for, let alone talk about and think upon. Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” And where your heart is, there will be the meditation of your thoughts and communication of your mouth.
But, Thanks be to God, there is a remnant of people who fear the Lord, who speak often one to another on His Grace and Mercy, and who meditate upon His Name. In this corrupt and degenerate age, there are some who retain their zeal for God; these are the saints of God. A Book of Remembrance is being kept concerning those who speak often of God and of His wondrous Works and of His lovingkindness.
There is no fear or reverence for God here in America as there once was in the days of old. There is no submission to the authority of God, or fear of His Wrath. The mention of God, let alone the thought of God, has become a joke to our nation. Guess Who will have the last laugh? (Psalms 2:4)
Our churches, which are on every corner, have diluted the name and meditation of God for the sake of entertainment, popularity, and numbers. What have we come to? Have we given over to the spirit of compromise? What has happened to the days of old, when families would gather together at the dinner table or family room for prayer, devotion, and meditation? Can we not find time in the day to talk about and meditate on the One Who gives us the strength to face the tasks of today?
Who woke you this morning? Who is it that gave you a sound mind and a strong body to perform today’s tasks? GOD!
Would it not be fair to say that it is owed to Him to speak to someone about His grace, mercy and tender kindness? Is it not owed to Him to meditate upon Him, honoring and reverencing Him for all He has done, is doing, and will do in our lives? Keep in mind that God sees, hears, and knows all; and that a Book of Remembrance is being kept.
Will you be mentioned in this book? What do you speak often about and think upon? Is it greater than God?