We do remember those who have gone before us.
Not only those “who died so that we can be free” (that actual number is far less than commonly thought. Much is revealed when the truth of history is understood. Do not believe every “cute catch-phrase.)
We remember those who were sacrificed by those without.
We remember those who were sacrificed by those within…a greater number and insidious evil.
We do well to remember those who fought for freedom and liberty (again, learn history to know the truth of the matter).
We do better to remember two others…
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
First and foremost, we remember what the Lord has done for us.
His sacrifice is the foundation of the faith, the gospel of the Kingdom.
Then, there are the many that are mentioned in the Word as examples…the great cloud of witnesses that we see in Hebrews 11…perhaps we will examine them.
For today, read and rejoice…
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
lay aside every encumbrance
lay aside every sin
lay aside those things that entangle
run with endurance
fix our eyes on Jesus…nothing else, no one else
the Author of faith
the Perfecter of faith
Who endured the cross…for the joy set before Him
Who despised the shame
Who has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God
Live manifesting the fruit thereof.