We May Forget

By Paul Alberts

“So are the paths of all who forget God; and the hope of the hypocrite shall perish.”

—Job 8:13 NKJV

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

—Psalm 9:17

“Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.”

—Psalm 50:22

Getting people to forget God is one of the goals of the Devil. Unbelievers, deceived or distracted by Satan as to their need of the Savior, face eternity in hell. Is that your future? What about someone close to you? We cannot stress enough how important it is to accept God’s offer of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Believers do not face the prospect of hell, but there is significant loss resulting from missed opportunities to honor God at those times when we forget Him. Regarding our lives, all that is worthless in His eyes will be burned (1 Cor. 3:13-15). Yet by His grace we will be saved, having been indwelt by the Holy Spirit who sealed us as the guarantee of our inheritance in heaven (Eph. 1:13; 1 Pet. 1:3-5).

The dangers of today’s electronic age are quite significant, and many are very subtle. Therefore the Feature articles this month consider that subject. The Lord, who knows about all the perils we face, gives warning to keep us from stumbling. We thank God that there are many valuable uses for electronic tools and the Internet, which our writers this month also point out.

It is God’s will that we keep Him before us day by day. Birds are often singing during many of my early morning walks. High in the tree branches, it is as if they can see the sunshine of the coming day, and they rejoice anticipating God’s provision (Ps. 104:10-18; Mt. 6:26). How good it is to think about our God day and night, communing with Him in prayer (Ps. 1:2; 1 Tim 5:5). Like birds together in a tree, God has shown that collectively we should be singing His praises while remembering the Lord on the first day of the week, proclaiming His death until He comes (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).

Why do we need to be reminded to remember the Lord our God? Because there are times when we may forget.

Author: Sebastien

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