``Oh that my words were now written!
oh that they were printed in a book!''
Job 19:23

``Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.''
Jeremiah 30:2

``What thou seest, write in a book''
Revelation 1:11
"Write this for a memorial in a book"
Exodus 17:14

It is important to have a notebook to write things that God shows us,
that we may later look back in the book to remember those things.


``Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book,
that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:''
Isaiah 30:8

God told Jeremiah to "...write it..." and "...note it in a book..."
for the following reason: "...that it may be for the time to come...".

From this Scripture we know that the purpose of writing things down is for the future. We write words down for some one, either ourselves or someone else, to read those words, later, at a future date.


Write this for a memorial

Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi: For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.
Exodus 17:8-16

After the battle was over, and Joshua had won, it is written that,

"The Lord said unto Moses,
Write this for a memorial
in a book
and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua;"
Exodus 17:14

Moses did not come up with this idea, God did. God desired that this victory be recorded in a book so it could be rehearsed at a later date.


Rehearse it in the ears of Joshua

We see how the memorial is used (to remember what the LORD has done) in Deuteronomy 7:17-19:

If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them? Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.

The people were commanded by God not to be afraid of their enemies, but instead to remember what God had already done for them in the past and be encouraged in their faith. Words written in a book would help them remember.

From these Scriptures we believe it is of God and for our good to write down, in a book:

  1. what God is showing us from the Scriptures
  2. the specific actions that we felt compelled to take in light of those scriptures
  3. the things that God allowed to come to pass in our lives as a result of those actions.

So get a notebook, begin to write down what God reveals to you as you meet with him each day, and then rehearse it in your ears at a later date.


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