“My people, remember…in order that you might know the righteous acts of the Lord.” Micah 6:5
He’s speaking here of Balak and Balaam, when Balak wanted Balaam to curse the Israelites and God stepped in, convicted Balaam, gave language to a donkey, and instead caused Balaam to bless the Israelites. (Numbers 22) God gave a miracle to His people.
His people were in trouble. They couldn’t fix it. It looked hopeless. Balak was powerful and a real threat.
Then God made a way. Not only did He make a way, but He went one better. He used the whole thing to bless Israel.
And here in Micah, when the Israelites are in rebellion, and have been for generations, God says to remember, to know His righteous acts.
And here in Micah, when the Israelites are in trouble, being told of coming woes and judgement, God says to remember. Remember what He has done. Remember His righteous acts.
God’s desire is not to curse and judge His chosen people, His precious possession, His bride. God’s desire is to rescue, make a way, provide. And when He does that, to bless.
God wants to give us life. He tells us to remember His moving on our behalf. All throughout the Bible, He calls His people to remember how He took them through the Promised Land and how He delivered them, how He gave them new life.
We remember so we may know His righteous acts and His desire to give us hope and life in Him. And in our daily lives, we remember how He’s made many ways so we’ll know His righteous acts. When we’re in trouble, feeling hopeless, facing a powerful enemy, or in rebellion, we remember when the Lord made a way. We remember when God stepped in, made a way, and even blessed. And we know His righteous acts. We know His righteousness.
So today, remember. Remember the ways God has made in your life. And know. Know His righteous acts.