It shall come about if you ever forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish. Deuteronomy 8:15
Have you noticed how we simply forget things from the past, how we forget great tragedies, and circumstances that we should remember, when things are going good, we say they will never happen again . So we move on, and let ourselves fall into the trap of complacency.
And if that was not stupid enough, we forget the good times, and the blessings we received, when times are bad, we say, why am I here what did I do to deserve this?
We believe we can use God, as a genie and keep Him around hidden until we need Him. Where did that come from? Why would we think that?
The Old testament is filled with stories of the jewish people, wanting God only for a moment and moving on, you can’t read a story of them and not see your own life.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6
I have a friend who is a homicide detective, and a christian. Over 30 years on the force, he said it does not matter what faith people have or do not have, when he is there with the victims family they cry out God why? Not Buddha,not Ali, not Mohammed, not anyone other than God. Man has turned his back on God and rejects Him at every turn. We forget that God gave us life, and we exist only because of Him. He does not need us, we need Him. We have become to big for our britches, or as God says, we have become foolish, while we think we are wise.
Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures,Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. Romans 1:22-32
Does this not describe America? Does this not describe the world we live in? Jesus said to be aware of what is going on around us, for the signs of His coming back would be everywhere. Do we forget to watch for the signs.
Do we forget we are to be a living testimony of the word of God?
We are the ones entrusted with God’s Holy word, it should be written on our hearts,that we might not sin against God, how can we give to a world that to which we do not have?
We must not forget who God is! What God has done! What God will do!
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah, The people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.Psalms 33:12
They can at all times hate God, but you can at all times love God. Don’t forget each day to spend time with Him, in His word and in prayer with Him. Pray for our nation, our leaders and each other, we can’t change what God has set in motion, but we can pray for His mercy and grace, and forgiveness.
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