Deuteronomy 6:12 Do Not Forget God

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be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. Deuteronomy 6:12

Forgetting people or things or people is a very common practice among most people. They can remember things that are very important to them, but as soon as it is no longer very important, things can be easily forgotten.

The reason most people forget something or someone, is that they become very busy with self. Something has become more important than the other. One of the things is always put to the side and ignored for a time.

Some things are important to forget, but not everything. Moses warns the people to not forget God. They are to remember where they came from and who got them to where they are. They had been brought out of Egypt and slavery to a new land. This was done by God and by His hand alone.

Getting settled in the new land, often brings people to forget what got them there. Later, the Israelites would forget God.

It is easy for people to put God on the sidelines and forget about Him when things are going good. When there are no troubles and everything is smooth, people often forget about God and what He has commanded them. They forget about where they had been, and who got them to where they currently are.

As soon as a person begins to forget about God, he begins to walk in sinful ways. His eyes are no longer on the Maker of his life.

Although most people have never been physically in Egypt or in slavery today, they were still slaves. They had been slaves to sin and this world. Jesus has rescued them and brought them out of this world of sin.

You, also, have been brought out of your own Egypt, your own world of sin to live for God in a new land. This new land is living for God in a new way, with new goals and desires.

As things are going well for you and the challenges have been overcome, do not allow yourself to forget God. Do not allow yourself to think better of yourself than you should.

It was God who had mercy on you and brought you out of sin. Do not forget Him in living your life on this earth. Put God first in your life.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will not forget who brought you to where you are today; that you will not forget God in your times of success and favor; and that you will always serve God with your whole heart.

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