“Then beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage” (Deuteronomy 6:12).
Trust me Sola, I will not fail you and will always remember this day” David had said. That was many years ago when he had not been made a Minister and needed Sola’s help to pay his children’s school fees. That was the old David, thoughtful and considerate. Who could deny him the help
he desperately needed? But all that is in the past. Things have changed and life is now looking up for him. The news media was full of his misdeeds as a Minister. Unfortunately, none of his old friends could reach him, not even Sola.
A man in need would promise heaven and earth. He would be willing to go to any length to get the help he required, promising to be obedient and be forever grateful. How often we fail God after making promises in desperation. Remember how regularly you prayed when you needed to pass that exam, get that job or that promotion, have that baby or be healed of that illness. Now that you have crossed the hurdle, are you still as faithful in your prayer life? Now that you are ‘full’, having achieved your desires, does God still have the pride of place in your thoughts, decisions and actions? Beware now that you are full!
“For when I have brought them to the land, that flows with milk and honey, of which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and filled themselves, and grown, then they will turn to other gods and serve them; and they will provoke Me, and break My covenant” (Deuteronomy 31:20).
1. Father, forgive me for any way I have failed You in my vows and pledges.
2. Holy Spirit, help me not to forget God in my time of plenty.