Forgetting God?

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“When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you.

“Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today,  lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them;  and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied;  when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock;  who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end—then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth’” (Deuteronomy 8:11-17)

Moses warned the people not to forget about their God who had done so much for them when they were living comfortably. He brought them out of bondage in the land of Egypt and sustained them for forty years in the wilderness. In all of that time, their garments did not wear out on them nor did their feet swell. They were warned not to become prideful and think that they are responsible for their possessions and wealth. Those came from God. It is He who gave them power to get wealth (verse 18).

Are we prone to forgetting God when things are going well for us? Do we attribute our success, wealth and all that is great in our lives to ourselves or to Him? Do we only run to Him when things are going badly for us? How about praising and thanking Him for all He has done in our lives? God likes it when we show Him our gratitude. Don’t forget God. Remember to thank Him everyday.

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34:1)

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