Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lest We Forget God



 Again I am reading my Bible through for this year, and I am now in the book of Exodus.

It always amazes me how the Old Testament Children of Israel, forgot about God so quickly. 

I get so angry at them and want to give them a good tongue lashing or some time out!  No wonder God was angry at times with them!!

How could they be so ignorant and "stupid" to change their faith so quickly? They witnessed first hand many marvelous miracles and provision from the Lord.  Then all the complaining and rebellion started when their flesh acted up.

As I look around and see some of our good brothers and sisters in Christ I am so embarrassed. Many ministers are also in the crowd of the fallen.  How does this happen? Where is their thinking?  That's the answer - It was their thinking!

We cannot afford to place our faith in man for they will surely fail. Our eyes must stay on Jesus!

The heart is simply deceitful and utterly wicked and that is why we ourselves need to stay in fellowship with other believers, to keep daily in the Word, and stay filled with the Holy Spirit.

While considering that Christians are not perfect, I must also look in my own mirror and observe that on occasion, my face is crimson red.

Our thought life continually needs to be monitored and any thinking that is not pleasing to God, immediately needs to be pulled down and tossed out.

May we keep Philippians 4:8 ever before us.  New Life Version (NLV) Christian brothers, keep your minds thinking about whatever is true, whatever is respected, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever can be loved, and whatever is well thought of. If there is anything good and worth giving thanks for, think about these things.

Linking up with Tracy at Winsome Wednesday
And with Lori’s Wednesday Internet Cafe Devotions


5 comments:

  1. So very important, yes
    Love, Vicki K

    ReplyDelete
  2. I often wonder just how grumbly I would have been in that desert. I dont' think I want to know the answer. Good food for thought, Hazel. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I too get frustrated with the Israelites. Then I get a little more understanding when I see my own life. It's a tough look in the mirror sometimes.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Hazel - I do the same thing. I can't figure out how, after all the miracles they saw they could forget God, but then, in our own modern way, so do we, daily. Great reminder to not forget God. Thank you for linking up sweet lady. i love seeing you there every week
    God bless
    Tracy

    ReplyDelete
  5. I happen to be in Exodus right now... reading the Reese Chronological Bible at this time ... and have the same reactions. Don't know if all these years of slavery and then a sudden change and then a back-and-forth, coming-and-going situation has tossed them into confusion. So many thoughts I have been having about it all these past couple of days. And, you are right-- we ain't any different unless we focus on the Lord and not on the world/gods around us.

    ReplyDelete

How to leave a comment - Select Name/Url and enter your Name in the name box.. (do not enter anything in the URL box) Be sure to click the box - I am not a robot.