A. In Elihu’s words of correction to Job, He told Job to stand still and consider the wondrous works of God (Job 37:14).
- In Elihu’s words, he talked of God’s greatness (Job 36:24-37:1).
- In Elihu’s words, he talked of the power of God’s words (Job 37:2-13).
- In Elihu’s words, he talked of why men fear God (Job 37:15-24).
- Remembering who we serve is of great importance (Isaiah 40:28).
- It was said that they forgot His works (Psalms 78:10-11).
- Their forgetting didn’t take long (Psalms 106:13).
- We don’t want to be them (Zechariah 1:4-6).
II. Body: Psalms 77:11, Psalms 111:4, and Psalms 143:5
A. Remembering what the Lord has done is key to being thankful and mindful of His will (I Chronicles 16:8-26).
- It is beneficial to us to be thankful for things present (Philippians 4:6-8).
- Thanksgiving is beneficial for things in the past (Psalms 106:1-48).
- Thanksgiving is also beneficial in looking forward (I Corinthians 15:57).
- For the purpose of knowing that God does what He said [says] He will do (Isaiah 42:8-9).
- To stand in awe (Psalms 4:4) and understand His greatness (Jeremiah 5:22).
- To remember where’d we’d be without Him (Ephesians 2:11-19).
- Consider that we are the offspring of God (Acts 17:24-29).
- When you look up to the sky, think about Him (Psalms 8:1-5, Psalms 19:1, and Isaiah 40:22-26).
- When you consider the continuation of God’s natural providence (Acts 14:17).
- When you think of unanswerable questions (Ecclesiastes 3:11; cf. Romans 11:33-36).
- With all of that, ponder what we [faithful saints] shall be (I John 3:1-3).
- The best is yet to come (I Peter 1:3-4).
III. Conclusion: Think about what the Lord said to Abraham (Genesis 17:1).
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