Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (25th January, 2016)

Posted: January 25, 2016 in Bible Commentary, Career, Devotional, Gospel, Prayer, Quiet Time, Religion
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January 25, 2016

NEGLECT

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Deuteronomy 8:1-20

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:

Deuteronomy 8:11

Many of the evils that befall Christians come about because they fail to remember certain things. Stories from the Bible demonstrate this principle repeatedly . There are many evils that befall men but few people ever attribute their calamities to forgetting.

Forgetting leads to grumblings, murmuring, discontentment, unforgiveness, pride and a host of other evils. In this chapter, I want to share about some of the things that people do not often link to forgetfulness.

The children of Israel are the starkest example of ungrateful and forgetful people. This example is there because we are all like that. We need deliverance from the sin of forgetfulness. Do not think that anything in the Bible is far-fetched and does not apply to you. That is the best way to make the Bible impractical and irrelevant to you. If you are a pastor, see all the kings in the Bible as pastors and put yourself in their shoes. See yourself as capable of all their mistakes. This will help you to learn about yourself. It will help to minister things to yourself that no one can tell you.

The children of Israel murmured against God continually . Yet, they had been delivered from being slaves. They had been delivered from being second-rate citizens in the land of Egypt. They had been delivered from the whips of the Egyptian taskmasters. All this did not seem to register in their minds. Do the things that God has done register in your mind and heart?

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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