What is to endure throughout all generations? "Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever; and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations." Psalm 135:13.
NOTE. - Memorial. - "Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person, an occurrence, or the like; something which serves to keep something else in remembrance; a monument." Webster.
Does the Bible give any illustration of this definition? "And these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel forever." Joshua 4:7.
What were these stones to commemorate? "And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones? then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land." Joshua 4:21, 22.
What was another memorial instituted to commemorate another signal providence in behalf of the Israelites? "And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever." Exodus 12:14 (Exodus 13:3-9).
Does God design that His power in creating the world shall be remembered, as well? "The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. His work is honorable and glorious; and His righteousness endureth forever. He hath made His wonderful works to be remembered." Psalm 111:2-4.
What memorial has He given by which to remember it? "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God;... for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore [for this reason] the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it." Exodus 20:8-11.
For what reason does He say again that He gave the Sabbath to the children of Israel? "Moreover also I gave them My Sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them." Ezekiel 20:12.
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