Google+ 02/05/14 Let's Not Ever Forget!

Psalm 78:10-12

 

They did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his instructions.
They forgot what he had done—the great wonders he had shown them,
The miracles he did for their ancestors on the plain of Zoan in the land of Egypt.

 

In part three of our six-part devotion series entitled, "Wonders in Wonderland!" we learn a very important lesson, which is still true today.  In today's world, one could argue that God is more difficult to physically see than He was in the Old Testament.  After all, in the Old Testament God appeared to men on a somewhat regular basis.  God had physical, outloud conversations with many people in the Old Testament, men and women alike.  This fact alone makes our Scripture lesson today even more unbelievable.  Today we depend on the Holy Spirit for our communication with God through prayer.  Did the Jewish people really refuse to live by God's instructions and break their covenant promise with Him?  Did the very group of people that witnessed the destruction of their Egyptian enemies, right before their eyes, forget the miracles that God had done for them?  Yes they did, and the very same thing is happening today.  Remember 9/11?  When this horrible tragedy happened, a whole nation turned back to God.   Yes, I said TURNED BACK to God.  We had completely forgotten what God had done for us in the past.  Churches were full again and people were kinder to each other.  The wonders that God created out of that terrible tragedy stirred the hearts of all men.  Six months later, the churches were empty again.  Most people forgot and went right back to their old ways.  Churches are guilty of this too.  We have forgotten who died for us and why.  Other than Holy Communion, we often forget to remember and respect that God sent His only Son into the world that we might be saved and have eternal life.  We tend to remember this fact at Christmas and Easter, and not many other times.  Let's learn from the Old Testament Jews and not forget.  Let's wake up every day remembering the wonders God has created in our life.  Be grateful for the people God has placed in our lives and in our paths.  Be thankful for the miracles He does for us each day.  "Let's Not Ever Forget!"