Avoiding Chronological Snobbery
The word “remember” is used 164 times in 39 of the 66 Bible books. In repeating this word, God is saying, “Don’t neglect the past.” Or as C.S. Lewis so memorably put it, “Don’t be a chronological snob,” only valuing the era in which you live. Henry Ford exemplified such snobbery when he said, “History is bunk.” It’s not. Instead, it’s filled with meaning that God calls us to learn in our day.