Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name. (Deuteronomy 6:4-13).
Today’s Morsel: Today I wonder why it seems that so many are forgetful? I hear people all the time saying, “Oh I forgot.” There have been times when I will say to someone, “Oh I didn’t see you at church or at the event that was held.” And they will say, “Oh, I forgot!” Are people really forgetful, or is it that they just don’t care? Moses didn't want the children of Israel to go and forget what the Lord had done for them. So he rehearsed with them the entire book of Deuteronomy so that they would remember. He told them first of all, don’t forget that there is but “One God” and he told them that they must teach this to their children. He showed them that it would be easy for them to forget God when they came into the land of plenty. And therefore, they must be aware of it so that they would not forget God. Paul told the Hebrews, “And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth” (Hebrews 12:5-6). He said that God corrects His children, and don’t forget it. They were not to think for one moment that God did not love them because they were being corrected by Him. Let me encourage you today, regardless of how good or how bad it gets, don’t forget God. Jesus said, “For without me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). When we forget God, we lose all meaning of life.
Sing: Take the name of Jesus with you, child of sorrow and of woe; it will joy and comfort give you, take it then, wherever you go.
Precious name, O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heaven. Precious name, O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heaven.
Thought For Today: Don’t forget God!