2 Chronicles 24:22 Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindness which his father Jehoiada had shown him, but he murdered his son. And as he died he said, “May the LORD see and avenge!”

Regardless of the hindrances that led to such a conclusion, for many people, the words ‘I forgot’, remains hard to accept. Even in the case of diseases that affect memory and recall, that limitation does not make it any easier. Failing to remember anything does raise all manner of concerns and consequences, not just for others, but for even for yourself.

Moses thus admonished Israel as follows ‘be careful that you do not forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery (Deut 6:12). Joshua reiterated this by inviting them to meditate on the book of the law day and night (Joshua 1:8). By so doing, they would be making intentional effort to remember.

Whenever there is no remembrance of what has been or can be, when one does not remember what tools are applicable in specific situations, battles are prolonged, breakthroughs are delayed and situations often take seat for longer than necessary. Where there are precedents or verified documented results, it is those who remember most, who will be best placed to execute.


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