salm 103: 17-18 says,
"But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children's children,
to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments."
What a precious promise! What a joy to read this and know that is God's inspired Word speaking to us.
I love what John Calvin (1) has to say regarding these verses;
"By taking our children's children into His care, He shows how precious to Him is our Salvation"He is the God of the Covenant and He wisely rules over us, making us able, through Christ's Saving Grace, to "respond to His calling with faith and prayer to the Covenant of Grace".
But we must remember, He expects us to remember. Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy and remember to do His commandments. Calvin says,
"Many are quick to talk about God's laws, but their feet are slow and their hands are heavy when it comes to the reality of spiritual service"
So, today, I found myself pondering about this, it seems so simple...remember...and even to do so, I need Him, I cannot do it myself. I forget; and being forgetful will not lead me to a godly life under the covenant.
Let us remember this day His commandments.
Let us rejoice in them.
Let us rejoice in the Lord of the Covenant, who delights to take care of our children's children!
(1) Commentary on The Psalms John Calvin.Abridged by David C. Searle. Psalm's Book image from here.