Man is handicapped by his sometimes-SELECTIVE MEMORY.
This is because MOST men find it quite easy for the bad things they do to “slip their mind.”
This is unfortunate because a LOT of men are walking around thinking they deserve a pat on the back for their GREAT behavior–when their behavior is really nothing to write home about. They might have a much better view of their life’s actions IF they didn’t forget so many of those actions which do not agree with their splendid opinions of themselves.
Another popular way that man is handicapped by his selective memory is his fondness for the STORIES (lies) the world tells him about his surroundings, his everyday life and even his romance.
Man can KNOW that the pretty lies are only stories, but MOST men rather enjoy being told pretty lies about themselves and their lives.
Someone recently had a decent idea.
“If they would invent a camera that records EVERYTHING you do, it would be GREAT! If there was a disagreement, your camera’s film would settle all arguments about what happened when. Oh, and the camera would have to be discreet: maybe it could be worn behind a person’s ear?”
This line of thinking agrees with the following passage from God’s Word.
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.”
A GREAT MANY down through the years have speculated that ‘the books’ the verse is referring to are the memories stashed away inside of every man.
Each man may have ‘forgotten’ what actually took place–some may have CONVENIENTLY ‘forgotten’. BUT, those memories are STILL contained within each man, awaiting the one who created those men and who has the KEY to unlock those memories.
ALL of the preceding is a garment cut from the same cloth: all have to do with the SELECTIVE MEMORIES with which some men are afflicted.
HAS the reader ever caught himself using ‘selective memory’?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 18, 2022.]
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