For the last year and a half, I have been walking my church through the book of Exodus on Sunday mornings. As you might know, Exodus is the story of God’s miraculous deliverance of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. It is a powerful story of redemption and rescue.
Throughout Exodus, it is amazing to see all the incredible things God did on behalf of the people of Israel. God did miracle after miracle, proving time and time again that He loved Israel and would always be with them in a special way. In fact, God has such a special love for the people of Israel they were called “The Children of God” and “God’s Chosen People.”
You would think with all the marvelous things God did for His children that they would never forget the goodness and grace He showed them. Sadly, this is not the case. The Israelites became known as a people who were quick to forget God. Psalm 106:21 says, “They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt.”
When I read that verse, among many others, I find myself asking, “How is it possible that they could forget God?” As I ask that though, I am quickly reminded that the Israelites often mirror many Christians today. As a pastor, I talk to and see many people, myself included at times, who often forget all that God has done for them. As Christians, God has saved us, forgiven our sin, promised to be with us and never leave us, and has guaranteed us an eternal home in heaven. How could we ever forget God? Sadly, we do.
Today, remember and think about God and all He has done for you. Do not forget Him! If you are hurting and discouraged, remember that God loves you. If you are anxious and stressed, remember that God is your peace. If you are sad and lonely, remember that God is with you and brings you joy. If you have made many mistakes and poor decisions, remember that God is mighty to save and offers real hope and forgiveness.
God is good and never changes. He loves you with an everlasting love. He is all you need in this life. As the Psalmist said in Psalm 16:8, “I have set the Lord before me, because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Put the Lord at the forefront of your mind today. Set Him before you in all you do, and do not forget Him! Make it a priority to not forget the God who has remembered and thought of you.