2 Chronicles 1:10
“Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?”
On my computer, I have a program that helps remind me of things I need to remember. If I need to remember a birthday, anniversary, or some special event, I schedule a reminder on my calendar so that I never forget. If I need to be reminded of something I need to do, I schedule a reminder of this task in my reminders so that I don’t forget. I set these reminders so that I don’t forget these things that I consider important.
In the verse above, Solomon presented three things to the LORD that every believer should never forget. He had just taken the throne of Israel, and the task he had at hand was much greater than he imagined. It is easy to think you can do something until you take the task of doing it. Once you have the responsibility in your hands, you begin to realize the gravity of every decision you make. No matter what you do for the LORD, you must always remember these three never-forgets so that you can carry out the work of the LORD in the manner of which God would be pleased. Let me share with you these three never-forgets.
First, never forget your frailties. Solomon said in the verse above, “Give me now wisdom and knowledge…” He realized that his wisdom and knowledge would fail at some point. Solomon realized that what he knew was nothing in compared to what God knew, and what he knew would fail at meeting the needs of the LORD’s work. My friend, never forget your frailties. It doesn’t matter how much success you have experienced, at the best you are still a frail human whose wisdom and knowledge is limited. You will never need to worry about pride overtaking you if you always see your frailties.
Second, never forget God’s power. Here is the key to remembering your frailties. You will always see your insufficiencies when you look at God’s sufficiency and sovereignty. Too many believers see their power, wisdom and knowledge as sufficient because they have their eyes on themselves instead of keeping their eyes on the LORD. Solomon totally understood that only God could judge this great people properly. My friend, pride always flees when you see your insufficiency and God’s sufficiency and sovereignty to meet every need for His great work.
Third, never forget the greatness of God’s work. Solomon asked, “…for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?” Solomon saw the greatness of God’s work, and that is what caused him to see his insufficiency and God’s sufficiency. There is no greater work you can do than to work in the LORD’s harvest. I’m afraid believers often get their eyes on the things of the world, and they lose sight of the greatness of working in the harvest of the LORD. If you keep your eyes on the harvest that the LORD has sent you to reap, you will always see the greatness of the work in which God has placed you.
Let me ask you; do you find yourself forgetting any of these three things? I know you can’t tie a string around your finger to remember them, but walking with God daily in His Word and in prayer will help you never to forget these three areas. If you will keep yourself around the harvest by going soul winning, these three never-forgets will never be forgotten.