“You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress.” Isaiah 17:10a
Remembrance is something that is important for people to do. It helps to remember things to be able to accomplish tasks. It helps to remember things to keep from doing something wrong again. It helps to remember people to keep connections alive and on the correct path.
While remembering is important, many people tend to forget the important things in life. They live in the immediate moment and forget what was learned in the past. They get so busy with their lives that they forget about the people around them or that had an important place in their lives. They forget about what it took to get them to where they are today.
Isaiah had a prophecy against Damascus. In it he tells them that they had forgotten God who had been their Savior. The result of their forgetting God is found in the later verses that what they plant would fail.
In the busyness and work of life it is easy for people to forget about God. They get caught up in what is going on in their day-to-day lives to the point that God is put on the back burner.
In doing so, they lose the fire and joy of knowing God and serving Him and begin serving themselves. They will also begin to allow themselves to step into sin walking further away from God.
There are some, even active in church, that have forgotten God. They are caught up in doing things their own way. This can even include ministry inside the church.
Every believer needs to keep his eyes and life focused upon God. He must never forget that it is Jesus who is saving him. He must not forget what God has done for him and is continuing to do for him.
Take a moment to remember what God has already done for you. Think about the forgiveness Jesus has given you. Remember the love God has shown to you. Do not forget about God.
Do not allow the cares of this world to overcome you and draw you away from God. It is Jesus who is your Savior and can bring you through every situation, not your job, others, money, or things.
As you remember God, draw closer to Him, live for Him and see His hand of favor rest upon you to take care of you.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will not forget about God; that you will put God first in all that you do; and that you will honor God with all of your life.