The word tells us there is a book of remembrance with names written down of the ones who feared the LORD, and who meditate on Him. The Lord says, these are His, and He will remember them and spare them. He will divide the righteous from the wicked, the ones who served Him, and the ones who did not. My question today is 'how will you be remembered'? Will you be in the book of remembrance as one who feared the LORD, served Him, and this is important as one who meditates on Him.
Do you have time in your day to meditate on the LORD? The reason I put it this way, is because so many people use the excuse they don't have the time. Who gave you the time you have is my next question? How do you thank Him for every minute of breath in you? Do you thank Him by giving Him time out of your day just to meditate, and worship Him? Or do you just say a quick prayer over your food, before you go to bed, and whenever anything comes against you, that you need Him for?
How many times in the day do you think about your LORD and SAVIOR? Or do you only think about Him on Sunday while you are in church, and then you do not even call on His name the rest of the week unless you need Him?
How much do you think the LORD was thinking about you, when He hung on that cross, or even when He was on the way to the cross, being beaten and scourged? How many times do you think you crossed His mind, while He hung up there by His hands and feet, saying forgive them Father for they know not what they do, or when He cried out, "My God, MyGod why has thou forsaken Me"? He had a choice and He chose you! He had a choice to make, to die for us or not to die for us. He chose everyone of us. Not just some, but everyone of us.
Who do you spend most of your day thinking about? Would that person suffer the same as Jesus did for you?
Malachi 3 v 16-18.....Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him. For those who feared the LORD, and who meditate on His name. "They shall be mine", says the LORD of hosts, on the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them. As a man spares his own son who serves him. Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves GOD and one who does not serve Him.......
How much time do you spend watching TV or reading romance novels, or on the computer? How much of that time are you willing to give to the LORD, just to get quiet and listen to His voice and meditate on His word? He is not asking you to give every minute of your day up for Him, although He tells us to keep Him first in all things. He is just waiting patiently like the gentleman that He is for you to decide.
Here is a question for you. How much of your time is He worth? The answer to that question can be found in how much time you are giving Him.