Every November 11 our country stops to remember all the soldiers that fought and died for our country. We remember their sacrifice and the freedom we have gained because of them. Just like we take time to remember the soldiers, the bible also calls us to remember. In this post, I want to share with you 30 bible verses about remembering.
30 bible verses about remembering
In the bible, there are many bible verses about remembering. In this post, I have tried to break down what God wants us to remember into 7 sections.
Bible verses about remembering
1. Remember who God is:
The first set of bible verses about remembering focuses us on remembering who God is.
Psalm 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
This verse tells us to not forget all the benefits of God.
In my study: Who am I? Discover who you are in Christ– I describe 7 of the things we get or become when we come to know Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
Accepting salvation is just the start of all the benefits we get from God and we are to remember all the benefits we have.
Psalm 119:55 I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law.
This verse tells us we are to remember God at night. Why the night?
I don’t know about you, but I have so much trouble falling asleep. The night is when my mind takes off and sometimes gets caught up in all the things in my life.
But, this verse encourages me to turn my mind to God.
What this verse means to me is that I should train my brain to think about God at night and not all the other things my mind is fantastic about thinking about.
The 2 previous verses tell us to remember God and to think about Him but aren’t too specific about who God is.
Who is God?
There are many verses in the bible that describe God so we can start having a picture of who He is.
Those verses are way too many to put in this post, but I wanted to just pick 3 to get us started on knowing who God is.
- 1 John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
- Deuteronomy 32:4 “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity just and upright is he.
- Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began
2. Remember our bondage to sin
The second set of bible verses about remembering focuses us on remembering our bondage to sin.
I have been a Christian for many years and so it’s easy for me to forget that I was once a slave to sin.
But the bible is clear, before being in Christ, we were slaves. This truth is shown to us with the true story and events about the people of Israel.
Deuteronomy 5:15 And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.
This idea is repeated in Deuteronomy 6:21; 15:15; 16:12; 24:22.
In this day and age, we are not slaves in Egypt but God reminds us we were once slaves to sin.
Romans 6:17-19 Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. 19 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.
The bible is very clear. We are either slaves to sin or we are bondservants of God.
Living in North America today makes it hard for us to understand the idea of slavery.
Even though slavery is still prevalent all over the world because we don’t see it every day, it’s hard for us to understand.
But the idea of slavery is pretty simple. Slaves are not their own and are sold over to something or someone. Meaning that their owner has authority over them.
Being slaves to sin means that we were once owned to sin. Meaning that sin ruled our lives, our action, our future, and so on and that we could not get ourselves out from under sin. The only way out is for someone to come and buy us out.
The bible is very clear that the price due for sin is death and that Jesus paid that price for us:
- Romans 5:8 But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
- 1 Corinthians 6:20 For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
- Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
Why do we need to remember where we were?
When the Israelites were free to leave Egypt, they were so happy and thankful. But soon, those cries turned to complaints. They forgot what life was like as a slave and so they had no appreciation for their current citation.
We are so similar. Since I have been a Christian for such a long time, I have a hard time understanding why people are so bound to sin. Then I remember my state before Christ and what I would be like before Him and I understand that without God’s grace I would be tied up in so much sin.
Without God, my life would be so different. God has touched every area of my life and redeemed it to Himself. It is too easy to think that my freedom is because of something that I have done.
But it’s not.
We are only free from the bondage of Sin because God sent down His Son to take our punishment.
So, we are called to remember what our life was like before God and what it would be like without Him.
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3. Remember what God has done for you
The third set of bible verses about remembering focuses us on remembering what God has done for us.
Along the same lines as remembering our bandage to sin, we are to remember what God has done for us.
- Deuteronomy 8:2 And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
- Psalm 77:11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
- 1 Chronicles 16:12
Remember His marvellous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth
God has done so much for me and in my life and God wants me to remember that.
Any time I feel discouraged or down, I can sit down and remember everything that God has done and be encouraged that God exists. I have specific instances I can point back to in my life as proof of His work in my life and know that God sees and hear me.
4. Remember the Promises of God
The fourth set of bible verses about remembering focuses us on remembering the promises of God.
God’s word is filled with His promises.
He wants us to remember his promises and remember that He keeps His promises.
- Joshua 21:45 NIV
Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.
- Joshua 23:14 NIV
“Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.
When we look back on the promises that God gave to his people, we learn a few things.
God Promised The Israelites that they would inherit a Land That Flowed With Milk And Honey.
But, when the Israelites were told to take the land, they faltered and decided to not trust in The Lord.
Even though the people of Israel didn’t trust God, God still kept His promises.
By the time the Israelites got into the promised land, it was an entirely new generation.
- The Israelites had heard about the land of promise for years.
- This promise had been long-awaited
- The Israelites had passed this promise along from Generation to Generation.
These truths teach us that God always keeps His promises. We might not see the fulfillment of His promises in our lifetime. God’s promises might be for us, but they may be for our children or 5 generations after.
We don’t see the big picture. Only God knows it and He wants us to remember that He keeps His promises and that He can be trusted.
- Colossians 3:24 “knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
So, for us to remember God’s promises, it’s important for us to know what those promises are.
Here are just a few verses about what God has promised
- Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
- Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
- 2 Peter 1:4 By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
5. Remember our Hope
The fifth set of bible verses about remembering focuses us on remembering what our hope is.
Any time that I am walking through a really hard time, I remember the Hope that I have in Jesus.
As a Christian, I am promised that one day, I will be with God in heaven.
- Colossians 3:1-2 Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
“God’s inheritance, our eternal dwelling place with Him, will far exceed the trials and limitations of this life. Paul sought once again to focus readers on things above rather than the daily concerns of life.” (found Here)
The bible tells us a lot about the promise of Heaven and what we can expect and why we should place our hope there.
- Romans 6:8-11 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.read more.
- 2 Timothy 2:10-12 For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory. It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us;
My grandmother’s sister died recently, and it’s not a tragedy. It feels like a graduation. People who don’t know God may feel like that’s a callous thing to say, but let me explain.
She lived a long life. She lived a life to Glorify God. She was ready to go home. When a Christian dies, it’s sad, but it’s also filled with hope because we know where they are going and that we will see them again one day.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
6. Remember His death
The sixth set of bible verses about remembering focuses on remembering Jesus and His death and resurrection.
Part of remembering all the things that God has done for us is to remember Jesus in His death.
In the Old Testament, they would do this by keeping the Sabbath.
- Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
In the New Testament, we remember The Lord in His death every time we take communion
- 1 Corinthians 11:25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
I have been saved for a long time, but my memory is terrible. I will often go on in my day-to-day and totally forget that Jesus loves me so much that He died for me.
God knows we need reminders to help us focus on remembering certain things. That is why He instituted communion.
It’s important for us to remember that Jesus died for us and without His death, we would still be slaves to our sin.
His death and resurrection are also good to remember so that we don’t start believing that we somehow earned salvation or any good favour with God.
7. Remember His Return
The seventh set of bible verses about remembering focuses us on remembering that Jesus is coming again!!
I am sure there are over 7 things The Lord wants us to remember, but I have capped it at 7.
But, just because this one is at number 7 doesn’t mean it’s not as important as the others.
The last thing the Lord wants us to remember is His return.
The Bible is very clear. THE LORD WILL RETURN!!
- Revelation 1:7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.
- Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
- Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
- Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done.
We know God keeps His promises, so we can know without a shadow of a doubt that one day He will come back.
Considering that, a response from us is needed. Are we going to live our lives like Jesus is coming or are we don’t?
The bible tells us we need to be ready:
- Matthew 24:44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
What are you doing to be prepared for The Lord’s return?
My favourite bible verses about remembering.
My favourite bible verses about remembering have to be the ones about remembering what God has done for me. I love to look back on my life and remember all the ways that God has provided for me, loved me and so much more.