Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Yet My People Have Forgotten"

"Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire?
Yet my people have forgotten me
days without number."
Jeremiah 2:32

In the Old Testament of the Bible, the children of Isereal were constantly forgetting God. They forgot God and all that He had done for them.

Jeremiah 2:6-7
"Neither said they, where is the LORD that brought us up out of Eygpt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?
And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine herritage an abomination."

As you see in these verses, the Lord had blessed the children of Isereal. He gave them everything they could ask for. He even deliverd them and supplied their needs. Then in return they forgot the Lord and all he had done.
You say oh wow that is just a terrible thing that the children of Isreal had forgotten the Lord after all he did for them. You may even say, "I would never turn my back on the Lord".
But Christians are doing the same thing in 2013 that the children of Isreal were doing way back in the OT.

We seem to have time for everything and everyone in our lives, except for God.
We wouldn't DARE miss the football game on Saturday, but we forget church on Sunday.
We WON'T miss the dinner plans we have with our friends, but we don't have time to spend with the Lord everyday.
We CAN'T cancel our doctor appointment, but it's ok to not talk to the Lord today. He understands.
I HAVE to clean my house today, but I can't memorize any scripture because it's just too hard.
Our family HAS to spend time together, but we are too tired to be involved with the church.
Does this sound familar to you?
We let our life get so busy that we don't have time with God.
Or is the real problem just simply, we don't want to make time for God?
My papa says, "People will do what they want to do". That statement is so very true! We make time in our lives, every single day to do what we want to do. If the truth be told, we just don't want to. We would rather do other things than spend time with the Lord.
If you are a true Christian who has been washed in the blood of The Lamb, you have so much to be thankful for! The Lord has never forsaken you or forgotten you.
He shed His precious blood for you on Calvary and saved your lost soul from Hell! And as if that isn't enough on it's own, He feeds you, He gives you a place to sleep and clothes to wear. He continues to bless you every day, even though you have forgotten Him days without number.
Do you understand what that means? It means that even after all the Lord has done for you, you have forgotten Him too many days to count!
Is this the kind of fellowship you want to have with your heveanly Father? I should hope not!
You CAN have fellowship with the Lord everyday, even in the midst of all the other things going on in your life. But God should be number one! Not anyone or anything!
If we were to ask God about your fellowship with the Lord today what would He say? Would He have to reply with the same answer that He did with the children of Isereal?...yet __ __ (your name) has forgotten me days without number?
Don't allow yourself to become this kind of Christian!
I encourage you to not forget about the Lord and to always put Him first in the start of every single day!

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