As I journey through the Old Testament in my daily Bible reading I just can’t shake the thought that those Israelites were idiots. I mean think about it. Over and over again they had to be reminded of what God did for them:
~ His mighty acts over the Egyptians
~ Parting the Red Sea
~ Water from a rock
~ Manna from heaven every morning
~ Quail every evening
~ A pillar of cloud and fire guiding them
~ Sandals that did not wear out
Mighty acts of power, love and faithfulness after mighty acts of power, love and faithfulness. All of this and they whine and complain when things get tough.
What does it take to convince them that God is awesome and powerful and faithful? What does it take for them to remember that God is not going to desert them?
All I can do is shake my head and roll my eyes.
Wait a second…
…don’t we do the same thing? When times get tough, don’t we question God and wonder where He is? Don’t we forget about God’s love and faithfulness? I mean, we too run after other gods. We too chase after idols. We too whine and complain.
We too are idiots.
But praise be to God through our Lord Jesus Christ, that He is faithful.
People ~ Remember, remember and remember.
Our God is awesome
Our God is love
Our God is power
Our God is our God
Praise be to God and Amen!
The pastor -|—