“For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever” (Ps 112:6).

Among others, every human being has to deal with two fears. The first is the fear of failure. Oh how reassuring is the promise in our text that we shall never be moved, in the sense of failing! Indeed, many challenges confront the earnest saint, but God assures us of deliverance from all of them (Ps 34:19). The second fear we all face is that of being forgotten. Because we’re created in the image of the eternal God, we all have an innate desire to live on. This desire manifests in many guises and is expressed in different ways. All the talk about legacy, legends, longevity, succession, posterity, history, significance and so forth represents our quest for permanence in society’s collective memory. We don’t, however, have to rely on positions, titles or fame to have enduring significance and success. Our Lord states categorically that those who believe in Him will not perish but have everlasting life (Jo 3:16). We can also rest assured that our works will follow us to eternity (Rev 14:13). Therefore we can boldly personalise and proclaim this promise. Glory to His precious name!

Pastor Josh