Recently I posted about my process for selecting my word of the year for 2022: Remember. Finding Bible verses on this word to refer to during the year was difficult until I began using synonyms: remind, recall, and remembrance. A great online source for finding Bible verses by topic is Biblegateway.com
After research and help from BibleGateway, here are the 31 Bible Verses I selected for my word, Remember.
Remembering who God is:
“So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The Lord is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other.
Psalm 111: 2-4
How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them. Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty. His righteousness never fails. He causes us to remember his wonderful works. How gracious and merciful is our Lord!
“Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me.”
“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.” (NIV)
I have heard all about you, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy.
Remembering God’s love for us:
Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love, which you have shown from long ages past. Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord.
Psalm 103: 17-18
But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. (NIV)
Remembering what God has done for us:
But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.
Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust.
Remember the wonders he has performed, his miracles, and the rulings he has given.
Psalm 119: 49-50
Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. (NIV)
I remember the days of old. I ponder all your great works and think about what you have done.
Remembering God through the day:
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. (NIV)
I reflect at night on who you are, O Lord; therefore, I obey your instructions.
Remembering how God has forgiven us:
Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” (NIV)
“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. (NIV)
“Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you. You will no longer remember the shame of your youth and the sorrows of widowhood.”
And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”
Then he says, “I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds.”
Remembering the words of Jesus:
Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.” (NIV)
He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this, and they believed both the Scriptures and what Jesus had said.
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (NIV)
“If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.”
Remembering how to live in community with other believers:
You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
2 Timothy 2:14
Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God’s presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them.
Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good. They must not slander anyone and must avoid quarreling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.
2 Peter 1:12
Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught.