Nehemiah 13:31, “ And for the wood offering, at times appointed, and for the firstfruits. Remember me, O my God, for good.”
I love this verse because of the last phrase, “Remember me, O my God, for good.” What a goal and desire that we should have in our lives!
Many people I am sure say they desire this, but many of those people don’t really give God a reason to remember them for good. Is that because they are living a horribly wicked life? Not always. Sometimes it could just be that they are doing their own thing with their life. They will make the excuse that they don’t kill, lie, cheat, steal, etc, but that doesn’t mean one is living right.
If we do not do God’s will for our lives, how can we expect God to remember us for good? James 4:17 says, “ Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” Obviously, doing God’s will is good. Since we know that, if we choose not to do it, this is sin. God cannot remember us for God if we will not do His will. Nehemiah did God’s will for his life. God’s plan for him was to lead the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, and he did it. That is the challenge today. Desire for God (and others) to remember you for good, and give God a reason to. Do God’s will for your life.