Deuteronomy 8:11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
God through Moses tells His people to be careful that they not forget who it is that has done so much for them. He warns them that they will be enjoying things that He has done for them and forget Him, even though He did it!
He said that they would eat and be full. That is that they would not be lacking anything. Deuteronomy 8:10
They would have houses that they didn’t build but rather He gave them. They would be successful in the farming and ranching efforts. Deuteronomy 8 13
But they would forget Him. He brought them out of slavery. He was giving them the promised land. He was pouring out His blessings on them.
The danger was that success would breed pride and they would be lifted up. Deuteronomy 8:14.
The question for us today is, Do we recognize that God has done so much for us?
Do we remember where He brought us from? Do we know what we would get if He were not kind and gracious to us?
Have we become lifted up in pride because we think that we blessed ourselves? Do we think that is it we that have made ourselves and not God?
Did our apparent prosperity cause us to grow proud and cold towards God?
I challenge you with today’s thought to not forget God. All that we have or are is something that He has done for us!