In Psalm 103:2, David said, “O my soul, bless God, don’t forget a single blessing!” David told himself to never forget the good things God has done. We must make up our minds to do the same: never forget God’s goodness in our lives.
“Forgetting” is somewhat of a theme in the book of Psalms. And it’s not referring to forgetting common items like charging your iPhone, exercising, or calling your parents. Instead, many scriptures in Psalms refer to forgetting His “deeds” and the “wonders He has done.”
Forgetting God’s goodness not only tests God’s patience, it leads to unbelief, then rebellion. Think about it: 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. Instead, they rebelled against Him at the Red Sea.” (Ps.106:7)
While I would like to think that I would have acted differently had I been at the Red Sea, I probably would have been just as foolish. But what a great reminder today to pause, remember, and thank God for all He has done. God has done great, wonderful, and awesome things for each of us so when the next trial or test comes, be quick to remember and slow to forget.
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