Monday, October 15, 2012

"I'm sorry. It must have slipped my mind..."

"But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his plan to unfold."  Psalm 106:13

The Psalmist sings about Israel, and how God's people forgot about His goodness.  God did powerful, amazing miracles for them -- and they still forgot.  Hardening their hearts to the things God had done, they chose to turn to the temptations of envy, idolatry, and discontentment with their bounty.

They chose to ignore the overwhelming might of God's power.  They decided to cast a blind eye upon His grace.  The great Yahweh had just delivered them from the oppression of four hundred years of slavery at the hands of the Egyptians -- yet they chose to worship a cow.  

God was leading them to a land of plenty that He had carved out among the nations just for them, yet they dared to complain.  They were jealous of Moses' position.  They worshipped other nations' gods.

How our Father must have wept.

He still weeps.  We, His people consecrated through grace, still choose to "forget."  We decide to ignore the glorious might of His power in our lives.  We choose to run after things that mean nothing.  We envy those with power and authority when we have the awesome might of Almighty God living in us.  We'd rather chase after shadows than have the real life-giving existence God has mapped out for us. 

And, yet, He still extends to us His grace and mercy.

How soon we forget His goodness to us.


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