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What is to endure
throughout all generations?NOTE. - Memorial. -
"Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person, an occurrence, or
the like; something which serves to keep something else in remembrance; a
"Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever; and thy memorial, O Lord,
throughout all generations." Psalm 135:13.
Does the Bible give any
illustration of this definition?
"And these stones shall be for a memorial unto
the children of Israel forever." Joshua 4:7.
What were these stones to
"And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children
shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones? then ye
shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry
land." Joshua 4:21, 22.
What was another memorial
instituted to commemorate another signal providence in behalf of the Israelites?
"And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall
keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a
feast by an ordinance forever." Exodus 12:14 (Exodus 13:3-9).
Does God design that His
power in creating the world shall be remembered, as well? that
have pleasure therein. His work is honorable and glorious; and His righteousness
endureth forever. He hath made His wonderful works to be remembered."
"The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them
memorial has He given by which to remember it?
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor,
and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God;...
for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them
is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore [for this reason] the Lord blessed
the Sabbath day, and hallowed it." Exodus 20:8-11.
For what reason does He
say again that He gave the Sabbath to the children of Israel?
"Moreover also I gave them My Sabbaths to be a sign between Me
and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify
them." Ezekiel 20:12.
How long was the Sabbath
to be a sign, or memorial, of the true God?
"It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for
in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested,
and was refreshed." Exodus 31:17.
Who are the children of
Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children:... but
the children of the promise are counted for the seed." Romans 9:7,
What did the promises to
"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And
to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ."
When we receive Christ,
what relation do we sustain to Abraham and the promises?
"And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs
according to the promise." Galatians 3:29.
What does James
denominate the Christian church?
"James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve
tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting." James
redeemed, will the saints remember God's creative power?
"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for
thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were
created." Rev. 4:11.
How often will they
congregate to worship the Lord?
"And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from
one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me, saith the
Lord." Isaiah 66:23.
How long will this state
of things exist?
"For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall
remain before Me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name
remain." Isaiah 66:22.
NOTE. - The Sabbath,
which is the memorial of God's creative power, will never cease to exist. When
this sinful state of things shall give way to a sinless new earth, the fact upon
which the Sabbath institution is based will still remain, and those who shall be
permitted to live in the new earth, will still commemorate the creative power of
God, while singing the song of Moses and the Lamb. Revelation 15:3. Thus the
words of David will be proven true: "Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever;
and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations." Psalm 135:13.