Don't Forget Your God
Psalm 106 recounts Israel’s astonishing faithlessness and forgetfulness despite God’s miraculous works on their behalf. This forgetfulness caused them to falter and fail in every challenge they faced. Here’s a sampling of verses from that chapter.
We should be grieved by Israel’s forgetfulness of God. But even more, we should be grieved by our own forgetfulness of God. We’re not that much different than Israel. In fact, we’re just as bad. How often do we forget the power of God in the face of a trial? How often do we respond in despair instead of faith? How often do we hope in things instead of God? How often do we forget what God has done for us in Christ? How often does our own “God-forgetfulness” lead to failure in a present trial?
As 2013 gets buried in the tomb of time, don’t forget the works of God in 2013. When the 2014 trials surface in your life, don’t be like Israel. Don't forget your God. Don’t forget His gracious physical provisions. Don’t forget His answered prayers. Don’t forget the comfort His Word provided in a dark trial. Don’t forget the sweetness of quiet fellowship with Him in the midst of difficulty. And most of all, don’t forget the miraculous incarnation, death, and resurrection of God Himself – which gives us priceless hope for 2014 and an eternity afterwards.
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