In Fullness They Forgot

“Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God… Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and thou forget the LORD thy God” (Deut.8:11-14). It seems that America, the church, and Christianity in fullness has also forgotten God. The church has become rich and in need of nothing, including God. (Rev.3:17). This generation is the age of anti-acids, Pepto Bismol, Alka Selzer, Tums, and burping! America is overweight, overeating, overstuffed and overblessed.  Complaints without contentment.  In fullness they forgot. Is it a sin to be unthankful? To be full and forget is a sin of unthankfulness. Many homes, churches, and nations have been destroyed by the twins of unthankful and unholy (II Tim. 2:3). In Fullness, they forgot the faithfulness of God (Psa. 78). In fullness Israel forgot: the Red Sea, daily cloud, nightly fire, water from the rock, morning manna, and evening quail. They forgot that they entered Egypt with only 70 people but left Egypt with a great multitude. In Exodus 38:26 the men of war numbered 603,550 (size of Nashville) plus wives and children to total more than 2+ million people (size of Chicago). Israel wandered in a wilderness without food, water, McDonalds, or Walmarts, but the Lord  sent morning manna, evening quail, and provided rivers of water from a rock. In their fullness they forgot that the Lord daily faithfully provided for them for 14,600 consecutive days. Daily they needed about 4,000 tons of food and about 11 million gallons of water. In Fullness they forgot the favor of God (Num. 13:27). God promised the land of milk and honey, but they only saw giants and not God. They desired garlic not grapes. They focused on greed not God. In fullness they murmured and forgot (Num. 14:1). Contentment is not natural but must be learned (Phil. 4:11). In Fullness they forgot their first Love (Rev. 2:4). The Lord said, “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” (Rev. 2:4). Today in fullness some have also forgotten and forsaken their first (best) love. Forgetfulness is the first step from God.  “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful (Rom 1:21). The Lord wants us to remember and not forget Him. He stated at the Lord’s Supper Table, “Do this in remembrance of Me.” In other words, “Don’t Forget Me.”  In fullness don’t forget His faithfulness, favor and first love. In fullness they forgot God, but God never forgot them. In fullness have you forgotten? “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits” (Psa.103:2). “Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God” (Deut.8:11). This Thanksgiving, think and then thank God. In fullness don’t forget God.  Beware: It seems that abundance can cause amnesia.

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