On this day of remembrance—without neglecting to thank God for the men and women who have given their lives to purchase our earthly freedom—let us consciously turn our attention to God who has freed us from our sin through Jesus Christ. Here are five simple truths to bring to your remembrance today.
Remember the day of your deliverance. Moses said to the people, “Remember this day in which you went out from Egypt, from the house of slavery; for by a powerful hand the LORD brought you out from this place” (Ex 13:3). “But thanks be to God that 1though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness” (Rom 6:17-18).
Remember God as the source of all good things, especially when you experience the abundance of His blessings. “Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today; otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them, and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies, then your heart will become 1proud and you will forget the LORD your God” (Deut 8:10-14). “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow” (James 1:17).
Remember the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes” (1 Cor 11:26).
Remember fellow believers, in prayer, before the throne of God. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all” (Phil 1:3-4).
Remember God’s calling and choosing you by His grace. “Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you. I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder, knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me” (2 Pet 1:12-14).