"How soon We Forget." Psalm 106:13-15 on this week's Word of Grace Devotion with Pastor Joe Marquez.
The Word of Grace Devotion for the Week of November 7, 2016
How Soon We Forget
Psalm 106:13-15, “But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel. 14But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert; 15he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them.”
Beloved, there are times in our lives when we forget the Lord’s goodness towards us. This forgetfulness leads to three things.
(1) Forgetting leads to impatience, and ultimately rebellion. Even though the children of Israel had just witnessed the miraculous 10 plagues of Egypt and escaped 400 years of slavery, they soon forgot His many acts of kindness to them. Psalm 106:13-14 says, “But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel. 14But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert.” Repeatedly, the children of Israel forgot the miracles God had just done for them, and they grumbled, wanted to turn back, and demanded new leadership.
(2) Forgetting makes us do foolish things: How quickly the people forgot what God had done! Forgetting causes us to get impatient and not wait on His direction. Impatient people do stupid things- Psalm 103:14, “But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert.”
(3) Forgetting ignites God’s anger. They forgot God, their Savior, who had done such great things, such wonderful things ... such awesome deeds so God…Psalm 103:15, “he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them.”
All of us can say that God has done great, wonderful, and awesome things in our life. But when the next trial or test comes, are we quick to remember what God has done or do we worry and fret about the future? May we be like King David who said in Psalm 103:2, “Praise the Lord, I tell myself, and never forget the good things He does for me!”
I pray that you will have a blessed week! I love you and I will be praying for you!