“Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today;” Deuteronomy 8:11
The Israelites were given a preemptive warning before receiving the inherited promise. They were to receive land filled with wheat, barley, fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey. This land would not lack anything and would be filled with brooks of water, fountains and springs. They would eat food without scarcity and it would be a land whose stones are iron and hills they could dig copper.
Such abundance could be overwhelming for the children of Israel; and in their prosperity, they could forget the Lord who blessed them. Therefore, Moses warned them to keep the commandments of the Lord, to fear Him, and to walk in His ways. Moses feared they would become prideful and forget the Lord who delivered them from slavery in Egypt.
If the Israelites were to forget the Lord, it would require effort, as the Lord provided every need they encountered in the forty years of wandering in the wilderness. To forget, they would have to stop thinking of His goodness and they would have to dismiss the fact that it was the Lord who freed them from over 400 years of bondage. Forgetting would be ceasing to acknowledge His presence and His sufficiency. In turn, they would live for the very things the Lord blessed them with.
As children of God, we receive blessings from our heavenly Father. As you experience the abundant blessings of God, please do not forget the Lord your God. Make sure that you intentionally worship Him and thank Him for who is. Choose often to recall His greatness, as well as the great things He has done that no one else could have done. Remember that it is the Lord who blesses you, guides you, gives you wisdom, sustains, and comforts you. Continue to love Him, live for Him, seek Him, walk with Him and follow Him as He blesses you. As you are blessed, please do not forget the Lord your God.
"Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,