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Remember, [zakar] O LORD, [Yahovah] thy
tender mercies [racham] and thy
lovingkindnesses; [checed] for they have been
ever of old. [`owlam]KJV-Interlinear
O Lord, Thy compassion and Thy lovingkindnesses, For they have been from of
Remember, 'zakar,' means more than simply remembering, it is a reference to the male of a line, to be established as in a family lineage, and therefore fixed never to be removed, altered, or compromised.
As a family is generally referred to as the son of, the son of, the son of, and so forth. These are fixed and historical events and facts that cannot be changed. Once you are born to parents, those biological parents are a matter of fact and cannot be changed. You may have adoptive parents or step-parents and such, but you are not of their blood or genetic lineage.
Your history is a matter of fact and that fact when remembered is established in the certainty of that line.
So, Lord remember, means to remember accurately and correctly and without modification, without changes, without influences on memories that are common among people. Remember exactly and truthfully.
Mercies, 'racham,' means the womb as in cherishing a pregnancy, damsel as in the object of ones affections and desires, compassion, pity.
Lovingkindness, 'checed,' means goodness, kindness, piety, favor, correction as in proper and helpful reproof. And here it refers to Gods favor in dealing with man on a personal one-on-one level.
Forever old, 'owlam,' concealed beyond seeing, time out of mind, eternity, ancient, everlasting.
God has been around forever.
There never was a time when God did not exist. God transcends both time and space and is not limited by anything. God exists everywhere even beyond or outside time and space. There is nothing that contains God. God is infinite in all respects.
Gods memories are eternal and established. God knows all things and has known all things forever. There never was time when God did not know. God did not go through a learning process.
His essence is likewise eternal and unchangeable. His policy of grace and mercy and His divine plan for each individual person is well entrenched in the divine decrees that God authored in eternity past.
God foresaw all of your thoughts and actions and incorporated them all into His plan, without causing you to think or do anything, but merely brought your life as you live it, within His plan.
Gods love, Gods kindness, Gods corrections, Gods policies, Gods truth and so forth, have always existed and have never changed and will always be there to benefit you.
This world is full to overflowing with things that are unreliable, uncertain, and untrustworthy.
Not so with God. God is the one and only stable and reliable and trustworthy person in all of existence.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.