There’s something that’s quite noticeable about God and the way He relates with His people. And that’s the fact that He loves to be remembered for His good works. This pattern can be established in various portions of the scriptures as follows:

  • The Feast of Passover (Exodus 12:1-14).
  • The Crossing at River Jordan (Joshua 4:1-9).
  • The Holy Communion Meal (1 Corinthian 11:23-25).
  • The Rainbow Promise (Genesis 9:13-16) etc.

Memorials are important to God as a reminder of His faithfulness to mankind. And so, He honours relationships that that cause Him to be remembered forever.

Remarkably, God is still seeking people who will remember Him through the establishment of mementos in His honour.


Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12).

Here again, the great prophet, Samuel demonstated the act of setting up a memorial in remembrance of God following a great victory by the Israelites.

These days, while it may no longer be feasible for Christians to set up stones as Samuel did, there are still countless ways to remember God for His wonders:

  • Through acts of thankful worship (Psalms 34:1-2).
  • Through our testimonies about His faithfulness.
  • Through a sustained lifestyle of Holiness (Romans 12:1).

Whichever form the memorial takes, it’s important to always remember God as our Ebenezer.


God’s standards have not changed. This is evidenced in the question Jesus Christ put forward to the Samaritan who returned to thank Him: And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? (Luke 17:17).

Unfortunately, many Believers are still in the habit of taking God’s good works for granted. Often times this is driven by a sense of entitlement. But this not ought to be so.

Remembering God for His good works is a very important aspect of the Christian Faith. Firstly, it demonstrates our total dependence on Him for help. Secondly, it’s a covenant that steers Him to move on our behalf in the days of trouble.

Are you ready to make God your Ebenezer today? HAPPY NEW MONTH!

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