Topic: When We Forget [Tuesday March 20th, 2018]
Text: Psalm 78:10-20 (KJV)
Key Verse: “They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law; And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them” (Psalm 78:10,11).
One of the weaknesses of the human nature is forgetfulness. It is sad that man does not often look back into the past to learn from it. This weakness costs him much. The present is often too loud and allowed to blot the memory of the past, which can enhance a better future. It is true that we must not be so tied to the past; yet, we cannot totally forget those things in the past that helped us to where we are now. Alas, most people are forgetful of God’s faithfulness and are suffering the bitter consequences today.
The children of Israel displayed this problem of forgetfulness repeatedly in their history. They had experienced the miraculous that other nations around them longed for, yet they kept forgetting God. This is the focus of today’s passage. Their failure to remember His great wonders led into unbelief and sinful practices that provoked God greatly. They doubted God’s power and ability to meet their present needs and as such, turned to other gods for help.
Unbelief, fear, complaints and murmuring stem from forgetting God and these bring about defeat, failure and backsliding. If we are careful to look back to recall even a little of the mercies and deliverances God has wrought for us in the past, we will come to understand that whatever present challenges we may be facing, they are no match for God. If God has been faithful to us in the past, He certainly will be faithful to us today.
We need to help our memory in order not to forget God and wander away from Him. Raise monuments of testimonies of God’s goodness. Read and listen to testimonies of His faithfulness and from time to time share the testimonies of the goodness of God in your life to others.
Thought For The Day: Forgetfulness of God’s past dealings breeds fear and defeat.
Bible Reading in a Year: Deuteronomy 28-29
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.